By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Five years after the Blanchard River spilled on to the streets of Findlay, Bluffton and Ottawa, efforts to prevent future flooding are at a standstill. Working to prevent future flooding, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan has been working with the Army Corp of Engineers on a flood mitigation project.
Funding for the project is now being re-examined after earmarks were banned. Before the ban, earmarks were the traditional way projects were funded, but have since been banned to keep law makers from paying for pet projects.
Representative Jordan assures residents that their support of the project has not gone un-noticed, and that the project will continue soon.
Jordan and the Army Corp Engineers continue to point to the support they are receiving from Findlay and Hancock County residents, businesses and government. Jordan hopes that support will be noticed by individuals in Washington D.C.