Corps officials tour Tuscarawas County town with levee problem

ZOAR, Ohio - Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have toured an eastern Ohio village that's threatened by flooding because of a deteriorating levee.

The corps is studying what do to about the levee in Zoar. The Times Reporter in nearby New Philadelphia reports a district commander was among the corps' officials who visited the area Wednesday.

Cincinnati-based Brig. Gen. Margaret Burcham says getting a closer look at the village and its flood-control structures helps officials understand the situation. She calls Zoar an "interesting and charming place to visit."

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Zoar to its 2012 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Supporters see that as a major step toward saving the nearly 200-year-old community.

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