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Twelve southeastern Ohio counties could see federal timber-production funds cut as a partnership with the Wayne National Forest heads toward a year-end expiration date.

In total, the counties could lose about $300,000 annually, but officials say the amounts are manageable.

"Ohio counties don’t rely much on money from federal forests, but it all adds up," said Rich Alexander, who manages the Secure Rural Schools program for the U.S. Forest Service.

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  7PM, Oct 24 2011
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