Bill proposes to protect historic village

Bill introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown yesterday

Legislation introduced in Congress would protect a national historic village in Tuscarawas County from flooding.

The US Army Corps of Engineers is studying options to repair a weakened levee that surrounds the nearly 200-year old village of Zoar. Options include fixing the levee costing more than 100-million dollars, moving buildings to higher ground or letting the village flood.

If passed, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown’s bill would require the Corps to preserve the entire village.

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