George Hiotis

Sinkhole Threatens Home – Federal Money to Help

by George Hiotis on June 5, 2014 at 8:16 am

A Muskingum County man who lives in a trailer could soon lose his home to a sink hole.  Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says around midnight a second sink hole development on the property of Darrel Lane on Steirs Lane.  His son, Michael lives in the trailer and must find another place to live.  Keck says Lane reported the big hole to a township trustee who contacted the E-M-A.  Keck says the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and other state officials were called to the scene and have now taken over dealing with the issue.  A spokesman from the State says it’s possible they will be able to gain some federal funding to help pay for the relocation of the house trailer.  Keck says – that funding has now been approved and that Lane will be moved to temporary housing. The hole is 25 feet deep and is part of a 300 acre area from Huggins Roads to U-S Route 22 behind White Cottage that is at risk and off limits to the public.  Keck says another family in the area has chosen to also not leave and is at risk.