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Grant for infrastructure received

October 18, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE - City officials received a $150,000 grant Wednesday from the Governor's Office of Appalachia and the Ohio Development Services Agency for improvements to aging water lines and the replacement of fire hydrants in three city neighborhoods and commercial areas.

"Infrastructure projects such as this one position communities within the Appalachian region for economic growth," announced Jason Wilson, director of the Governor's Office of Appalachia.

Wilson met with city officials Wednesday morning for a check presentation ceremony.

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Dave Gossett
GRANT FOR WATER LINES — Jason Wilson, director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, presented a $150,000 State Appalachian Development Grant to the city of Steubenville for improvements to aging water lines and fire hydrants. Taking part in the check presentation ceremony were, from left, state Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire; Steubenville Mayor Domenick Mucci; Wilson; Steubenville City Manager Cathy Davison; and Todd Walker of the Ohio Development Services Agency.

City Manager Cathy Davison said the grant will be used to upgrade water lines on East Carlton Road, Bryden Road, Aberdeen Road, Lauretta Drive, St. Charles Drive, Garfield Avenue and Rosemont Avenue.

"The project also will install new water lines near Buena Vista Boulevard to improve water delivery to area residents and Trinity Medical Center West," explained Davison.

"It is always exciting when a community can partner with state government to improve its infrastructure. Our ongoing collaboration with the Ohio Development Services Agency and the Governor's Office of Appalachia has been beneficial to both our residents and businesses. I would like to thank Jason Wilson for his keen insight and understanding of our needs," said Mayor Domenick Mucci.

Wilson also announced the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center received a $7,500 grant to make roof improvements at its Steubenville facility.

"The YMCA in Steubenville received a $30,000 grant to replace an indoor turf field with a multifunctional indoor sports court that will allow for year-round youth programs," Wilson added.

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