Bill for local improvements passes House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – The first steps in securing state funding to refurbish several buildings in Youngstown passed the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday.

The House voted for the passage of the state’s capital appropriations bill to be used for infrastructure improvements.

Mahoning County is set to receive $14 million for improvements, with the majority of funds going to Youngstown State University, the Butler Institute of American Art, Stambaugh Auditorium and the DeYor Performing Arts Center.

“I’m glad to see state funds awarded to much-needed, worthy projects here in the Valley,” said Rep. Robert Hagan, D-Youngstown.

Included in the bill was $675 million allocated for primary and secondary facilities, $454.5 million for higher education, with the remainder for public works and other agencies.

House Bill 497 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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