Contract awarded for new 911 center

A federal grant will help Trumbull County build a new $2.4 million dollar emergency operations center.

Commissioners awarded a bid on Monday to The Murphy Contracting Company of Youngstown to build the new multi-purpose emergency operations and storage center.

The center will be constructed on land near the Trumbull County Engineers office, off of North River Road.

The building will house sheriff deputies, the Trumbull County Emergency Management Agency, and the county vehicle maintenance department.

Officials with the Trumbull Ashtabula Group Task Force received a $750,000 emergency grant which will help pay for the new facility.

“We are going from one of the worst EOC’s in the state to the state of the art,” said 911 Director Ernie Cook.

Construction on the multipurpose center is expected to begin in early August.

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