Two companies from Licking and Knox Counties may soon see loans that will essentially boost business. The Development Financing Advisory Council is recommending about $10 million in loans for six statewide projects, and these funds are waiting for approval from the State Controlling Board.
Accel Incorporated in Licking County is expected to get an almost $2 million direct loan, which will be used for the purchase and installation of machinery and other equipment. The project also has...
A company is receiving more than $100,000 for relocating to a village in Licking County.
The Ohio Department of Development says Accel Incorporated will see a 45% Job Creation Tax Credit for the next five years. In return, the company is expected to stay at its current business site in New Albany for eight years. It's known for producing beauty care products.
A Guernsey County business also has money coming its way. Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company was awarded a direct loan...
The city of Zanesville is working to improve the conditions of its neighborhoods, and two recently-awarded programs are helping out.
The Community Development Department applied for two competitive grants. The first is the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, and Zanesville was one of 11 applicants in the state to be awarded the funds. The $300,000 grant will be applied to various projects within Zanesville's targeted East-End Neighborhood.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is celebrating a milestone.
It has spent $2,000,000,000 during the 2010 state fiscal year on a variety of projects that span all forms of transportation.
More than 800 projects were awarded some of that funding, and ODOT was able to assist local transportation partners with about $500,000 for an additional 346 projects. One of those projects is taking place right here in Zanesville. Crews plans to pave a portion of Interstate 70 for a project...
Many community non-profit organizations are being helped out in a big way.
The United Way has announced the recipients of their Discretionary Investment funds. They are investing a total amount of $475,000 into organizations that are making a difference in the community by meeting, solving, and preventing future problems.
"The mission of United Way is to work in partnership with a number of agencies and individuals to affect change in the community and we...
The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District is asking the county commissioners for monetary help.
It presented its 2011 budget, which must be submitted by June 1st of this year.
"What we requested this year in our total budget is less than what we asked last year. We've trimmed a lot of areas but are still carrying a lot of good, strong programs though, " says administrator Dick Sorg.
But it also requested some more immediate funding.
The Fairfield County Child Protective Service's Office is restoring 10 positions after laying off 55 employees last year. The hiring is made possible because funding from a 10 year, one mil levy that was passed back in 2008 is finally available.
Director Rich Bowlen says his office plans to offer the positions to those who were first laid off. If there are still positions available, he then says the offer will extend to the community.
The Ohio Department of Transportation says it wants to make school zones safer for students.
So, it is investing 11 million dollars that will fund 66 projects across the state. The money will be used to build new sidewalks, to replace crosswalk signs, to increase the law enforcement presence in school zones, and to teach students about roadway safety.
This is the largest investment ODOT has made, targeting school zones since 2004.
The Veterans' Council is 30 thousand dollars away from it's goal of raising 175 thousand dollars for the completion of the Muskingum County World War II/Korean War Memorial.
The memorial is located at the corner of 5th and Main Streets in downtown Zanesville. It already contains three bronze statues of American soldiers, displaying signs of mourning, brotherhood, and courage, but more is expected to be added.
"289 helmets will be placed for all of the deceased of WWII and...
Two state parks in Southeastern Ohio will soon receive money to help fix or maintain boating facilities.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is dispersing more than 376 thousand dollars to about 35 locations statewide. Dillon State Park is looking at about 20 thousand dollars heading its way and Burr Oak State Park can expect about 50 thousand dollars.
All projects are scheduled to be done by the end of June.
The department says the funding is necessary to keep up with...