More Than $80,000 To Fund Projects In Appalachian Counties

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Projects in Tuscarawas, Washington and Lawrence counties have been awarded thousands of dollars in State Appalachian Development grants.

The Governor's Office of Appalachia announced Wednesday that the city of Uhrichsville, Village of South Point and the Washington County Free Clinic will each receive more than $20,000 to maintain city buildings and equipment.

The City of Uhrichsville received $23,500 to buy materials to build a new roof on the Uhrichsville Clay Museum building, which is expected to increase the city's downtown tourism.

The Village of South Point received a $24,000 grant to replace roofs on four of their municipal buildings.

The Washington County Free Clinic was awarded a $21,800 grant that will match funds from private sources to purchase equipment such as an EKG, high-speed scanner and touchscreen computers to store the clinic's electronic health records. 

Harrison County was also a recipient of a state development grant, receiving $12,400 to install waterlines in the county. 

"It is our goal to support projects that will better the lives of Ohioans living in the Appalachian region, and these projects achieve the goal", said Jason Wilson, the Director of the Governor's Office of Appalachia.

The grants are administered by the Ohio Department of Development's Office of Community Development.