maze, can be a challenge. The difficulty this year was wondering if they’d be ready. First News reporter Jiovanni Lieggi has the story. IF YOU DO GET LOST AND CAN’T FIND YOUR WAY OUT- CALL THAT NUMBER AND WE’LL BE OUT TO GET YOU. GOOD LUCK… THANKS ALOT… JIOVANNI: BUT WAIT, THAT CORN MAZE ALMOST WASN’T AROUND THIS YEAR. NAT: WITHOUT THE CORN, YOU CAN’T HAVE A CORN MAZE… JIOVANNI: AND THIS YEAR DUE TO HEAVY RAIN- SOME MAZE OWNERS WERE CUTTING IT CLOSE WHICH MADE THEM: NAT HITS: CINDY: VERY CONCERNED, VERY APPREHENSIVE JIOVANNI: THREE LOCAL MAZES- ALL A MONTH BEHIND SCHEDULE RICK MOLNAR: MANAGER OF MOLNAR FARMS: SO THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAD THIS YEAR WAS- IT WAS JUT TOO WET TO GET THE FIELD PLANTED. WE WERE PROBABLY THREE WEEKS TO A MONTH LATER THAN WE NORMALLY WOULD BE. SO IT JUST KIND OF SET EVERYTHING BACK A MONTH. JOHN STAINER: CO-OWNER OF ROLLING ACRES CORN MAZE: YOU HAVE TO COME IN WITH THE HEAVY MACHINERY, AND COME INTO THE FIELDS TO PLANT THE CORN- AND THERE’S TOO MUCH RAIN, THE GROUND WAS SATURATED AND THE MACHINE WAS TOO HEAVY TO GO IN THERE AND PLANT. CINDY BACON: OWNER OF MAZE CRAZE: IT’S A CONSTANT WORRY AFTER YOU PUT THAT CORN IN- WHETHER OR NOT IT’S GOING TO IN AND UP IN THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS. IT’S A CONSTANT WORRY THE WHOLE TIME IT’S GROWING AND THIS YEAR, IT WAS ALOT WORSE THAN IT WAS OTHER YEARS. JIOVANNI: THE THREE FARMS CUTTING IT CLOSE THIS YEAR, BUT THEY ALL MANAGED TO GROW OUT. THE NEXT CONCERN FOR THEM: WHETHER OR NOT THEY’LL BE ABLE TO HARVEST THE CORN FROM PLANTING SO LATE. BUT FOR NOW- CINDY: WE’VE HAD A GREAT YEAR. LAST YEAR WAS DISASTROUS WITH THE WEATHER. WE HAD THAT REALLY WET FALL, BUT WE’RE HOPING FOR DRYER WEATHER NOW. BUT YEAH, IT’S BEEN A GREAT YEAR SO FAR, AND WE’RE HOPING FOR THE BEST. AND THE BEST THIS YEAR- IS MAKING A MEMORY IN THE FIELDS. IN YOUNGSTOWN, FOR WKBN 27 FIRST NEWS…