Contract will be awarded for Trumbull veterans center

Veterans Resource Center will open soon in Warren

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Trumbull County commissioners are expected to award a bid to Hermitage-based Hudson Construction, Inc. to build an almost $1.5 million project to benefit veterans.

Officials began working on the project last year, but ran into some issues. But after trimming some costs, they are now ready to award a contract.

The building will house the Veterans Service Commission at an empty lot on East Market Street in Warren, which is currently owned by the commissioners. It will include a community room and a garage to house their transportation vehicles.

The building will be called the Samuel E. Lanza Veterans Resource Center. Lanza, who was wounded in Okinawa during Word War II, served as a veteran service commissioner for Trumbull County for 18 years.

Current Veterans Service Commission Director Herman Breuer said once the facility is finished, it will bring all the different veterans agencies under one roof.

Breuer hopes that by Veterans Day, the building will be finished.

There are about 40,000 veterans living in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. Ohio has the sixth-largest population of veterans in the nation.

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