Published Tue, Aug 16, 2011 8:43 am Dateline
Updated Tue, Aug 16, 2011 8:11 pm
A new Lake Hope State Park dining lodge being built in Vinton County will open in one year.
So says the Ohio Department of Natural Resources...which held a ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday.
The original dining lodge was destroyed by a fire in 2006.
Noting the lodge was "a significant part of the area's tourism economy," Ohio State Parks Chief David Payne says
the new building "will be a hub of activity in this area."
The new dining lodge will cost $4.6 million.
Locally quarried stone and local timber are being used in the project.