The state wants to use a small part of the land of Eugene Ward, on Box Road near Grand Rapids, Ohio, for the new U.S. 24. ODOT is offering Mr. Ward $300 for the land; Mr. Ward is holding out for $3,000. A surveyor’s measurement is in question. The state says past errors are common in acquisition cases.
-This is a balanced article on the Ohio Department of Transportation acquisition process. However, the general problem in the process comes thru 'loud and clear' in the agency's disregard for the flooding effect caused by the taking.