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Noted agricultural broadcaster killed in crash

Published May. 20, 2011 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Hill co-hosted the final two seasons of Ohio Farm Bureau's "Ohio Farm & Country" television show.

The following is an excerpt from The Columbus Dispatch. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire story.

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio - A woman considered to be an icon in agricultural broadcasting and the host for the Sale of Champions at the Ohio State Fair was killed this morning in a two-vehicle crash in western Clark County.

Lindsay Hill, 31, of DeGraff, was driving a pickup truck that rolled onto its side and hit a traffic light pole at Rts. 41 and 235, according to the State Highway Patrol.

The other driver, James A. Leighty, 28, of St. Paris, was injured.

Hill, the 2011 board president of the Missouri-based National Association of Farm Broadcasting, was only the third Ohioan to serve in that role, said Joe Cornely, spokesman for the Ohio Farm Bureau.

She and her husband, Andy Vance, started the Buckeye Ag Radio Network in 2005 and acquired the Agri Broadcast Network in early 2007, which had its headquarters in Columbus. In recent years, she hosted the State Fair Sale of Champions at the annual Ohio State Fair in Columbus.

Cornely, who has known Hill for several years, said she was a longtime advocate for Ohio agriculture.

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