The Fifth Annual Ohio Mine Safety Competition was held at the Jerry L. Stewart ODNR Mine Safety Training Center in Cadiz on Wednesday, drawing 13 teams from Ohio and Pennsylvania to vie for awards in mine rescue and bench testing.

The top honors went to American Energy Corp. Red Team while Hopedale Mining placed second, including a second-place nod for team member Mike Doane on the bench test. Pictured above, from left, Russ Byers, Randy Huggins, Jim Allender, Doane and Bud Woodford.

Pictured left is a group from Rosebud Mining during their rescue test.

More on the contest can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

NH Photo/AMY GAREIS