2008-05-31 / News

Lake area Senate District gets over $31 million in state projects

COLUMBUS - Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) announced last week that the 31st Senate district is slated to receive more than $31 million in the state capital budget bill.

House Bill 562, the biennial capital budget bill, provides funding for community and infrastructure projects across the state.

"I have been working hard with House and Senate Leadership to ensure that many important projects throughout my Senate District will have the money necessary for major improvements,î Schaffer said. ìI and my staff worked long and hard to have this money included in the capital budget."

FairfieldCounty

FairfieldCounty will receive more than $731,000, including $50,000 to revitalize the Baltimore Theater, $25,000 for Alt Park in Baltimore, $150,000 for improvements to Rock Mill Park, $200,000 to Lancaster City Parks and $306,577 for renovations to Ohio University-Lancasterís campus.

Hocking County

Hocking County will receive more than $3.5 million, including $25,000 for the Murray City Community Parks, $150,000 for Loganís park & pool improvements, $1 million for the Hocking Hills Trails, $300,226 for the Hocking Technical College Energy Institute and more than $2 million for renovations at Hocking Technical College.

Licking County

Licking County will receive more than $25 million, including $725,000 for the Davis Shai House, $300,000 for the Midland Theater, over $361,000 for the Ohio State University-Newark campus, $1,185,291 for Central Ohio Technical College and funds for numerous State of Ohio facilities.

Perry County

Perry County will receive $950,000, including $750,000 for the New Lexington Public Safety Training Facility and $200,000 for the Perry County Community Health Center in New Lexington.

Pickaway County

Pickaway County will receive $450,000, including $250,000 for the Circleville Community Park and $200,000 for the Mary Virginia Crites Hammum Community Park.

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