County commissioner rallies Congress for forest assistanc...

Summit County commissioner Dan Gibbs highlighted forest protection during a congressional hearing on Thursday.

Gibbs, who's taken part in high-level government briefings and fought destructive wildfires during 12-hour "midnight shifts" brought a unique perspective to the caucus.

The commissioner, former state legislator and certified wildland firefighter expressed concern for the health of the forest and urged members of Congress to provide more funding during the hearing, which centered on forest health, wildfires and habitat protection. Continue reading this Summit Daily article!