Communities that need money for local transportation projects are in luck.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is providing 16 million dollars to local communities for transportation improvements. During the next few months, ODOT will work with local communities to come up with funding needs for two programs – one for small cites, the other to replace local bridges. About 8 million dollars will go to each program.
Ohio's senators want to meet with the U.S. energy secretary to promote a uranium enrichment project in southern Ohio.
Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican and Cleveland Democrat Sherrod Brown recently wrote jointly to Secretary Ernest Moniz, saying they'd like to get a project progress update, discuss its future, and ask how they can help the Department of Energy.
A group of current and former elected officials in Ohio are hoping the state will get a chunk of last year's 13 billion dollar settlement between JP Morgan Chase and the Justice Department.
The plan asks for $200 million to go to Ohio, most of it to knock down houses that the foreclosure crisis left empty and deteriorating. Other funds would support renovation, preventing future foreclosures and revamping vacant land.
It’s got support from Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Ohio’s two senators, Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman.
Local governments in Ohio might get some help soon replenishing their dwindling road salt supplies.
The snow started early in Ohio and hasn't stopped yet, leading to a shortage of salt for treating roads. The Ohio Department of Transportation is nearing its purchasing limit on four contracts negotiated last summer with suppliers to provide the salt for the state and for local governments.