Wales of an Area

By Kay Nolan,  December 1, 2002

Those who seek nature in their backyard can certainly find it in the rolling wooded Lochtyn Ridge subdivision in the village of Wales. Twice, however, nature has given residents much more than they bargained for since the subdivision was created in the late 1970s. Tornadoes touched down in the same area of the subdivision once in April 1984 and again in August 1987, destroying a row of homes along the ridge for which the subdivision was named.

But most of the people whose homes were hit still live in the neighborhood, said Mary Kusz, whose own home on Lochtyn Ridge was severely damaged.