Three Southeastern Ohio Counties Receive Nearly $1 Million For Improvements

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Three southeastern Ohio counties are among communities statewide receiving more than $8 million total in grant money to help with public facility, street, bridge and neighborhood improvements, according to a news release from the Ohio Development Services Agency.

In the southeast region, the following three counties received funding totaling $949,800:

Gallia County will receive an $183,300 Critical Infrastructure grant to replace three bridges in Guyan Township. The project will benefit 400 residents.

Jackson County will receive a $300,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant for improvements to multiple facilities, streets, sidewalks, water, parks and recreation facilities, and residential rehabilitation activities in the city of Wellston. The county will also receive a $166,500 Critical Infrastructure grant for improvements to three bridges on Centerpoint Road. The projects will benefit 2,017 residents.

Vinton County will receive a $300,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to help build a firehouse and two community shelters, as well as put up road signs in Richland and Jackson townships. The project will benefit 4,744 residents.

The projects statewide are expected to generate more than $12.7 million in additional project funds.