FINDLAY (AP) -- Community leaders in northwest Ohio say completion of flood-control work for the Blanchard River will be a big boost to the area's economy.
Officials in Findlay say they're confident that a federally-backed food control plan will happen.
The Courier newspaper in Findlay reports that Hancock County and Findlay government officials are telling residents that they think a completed flood-control plan will spur even more investment in the community.
Flood prevention has become a top priority along the river, especially since the 2007 flooding that caused millions of dollars in damage in Findlay and Ottawa.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has presented tentative ideas that it says would not eliminate flooding but could decrease floodwater levels during the worst flooding.