Originally Posted by Michael P 2341
Not really. My proposal places the tower on the peak of the terrain that causes the shadow. Richfield is the highest point in Northern Ohio, it's elevation gives Summit County it's name. I'm surprised nobody has considered it before (well I have a hunch it's because at the time TV was getting started in the 40's & 50's Richfield was way out in the country). The only area that may suffer is the extreme northeast region of the DMA (Ashtabula County). They should be in the Erie or Youngstown DMA anyway as they are closer to both of those cities than they are to Cleveland.
Michael, the highest point in northern Ohio is not in Summit County. It is named Summit County because it is the highest point along the Ohio and Erie Canal and also because it is on the continental divide. The following was posted in THIS
"Highest point in the state is Campbell Hill, Bellefontaine, 1549 feet, highest in Summit is the big ham radio tower at the house across from the Girl Scout Camp Hilaka, 1326 feet, highest in Medina is at the end of King Road, 1320 feet, just above St. Bernard golf course, highest in Cuyahoga is Broadview Heights, 1280 feet."
The following was posted in the same thread:
"A mile or so northeast of the Paris of Ohio, Paris Township, 1360 feet, is the highest point in Stark, Portage's is 1220 feet, in the northwest corner."
There is a spot near State Route 9 and Stewart Road just south of Salem that is 1380' above sea level. The highest elevation in Columbiana County is 1447' in Madison Township. Columbiana County is in northern Ohio.