Nc'town resident places in Ohio farm photo contest

Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs present a certificate to a runner-up in the department's 2008 "Life on the Farm" agriculture photo contest. Pictured from, l to r, are Strickland, Mary Jane Stahl of Newcomerstown and Boggs. Stahl's photo placed in the top 12 out of 124 submissions, and is on display with the winning and additional 10 runner-up photos at the Ohio Statehouse in the Map Room until March 31. Launched in March 2008, the contest called for photos submitted by amateur photographers that featured the state's unique agricultural resources. The photos will be used by the department for educational and promotional initiatives. To view the top-12 photos, visit www.agri.ohio.gov.