By AMY GAREIS

News-Herald Staff Writer

CADIZ – There is a disturbing trend of foreclosures across the country and according to one report Ohio is reaching a critical state.

Findings from a recent study through Policy Matters Ohio showed the effects are far-reaching and what was primarily seen in larger metropolitan areas is seeping into rural regions. At 15.7 percent, Harrison County ranks 16th out of 23 counties showing the fastest-growing foreclosure rate. Read more about this study, the effects, causes and help available for those in risk of foreclosure, in the February 26, 2011 print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.