For Immediate Release
October 18, 2012
Celina, OH- Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey issued a cautionary statement to motorists today. "We are in the middle of the harvest season and the agricultural community is working 24 hours a day. The wet weather has forced some farmers to load their grain carts on or near the roadway," stated Sheriff Grey, "while this is not ideal, Mercer County is the leading agricultural county in the state, and farmers must get the crops off to feed the world."
The Sheriff's Office is simply asking motorists to be aware and cautious while driving and are asking the farming community to ensure they have proper lighting and take proper steps to ensure their operation does not become a traffic hazard. "If we all work together we can have a safe harvest season," stated Sheriff Grey.