Updated Thu, Aug 16, 2012 11:38 am
The Ohio Department of Development has a program that targets distressed areas by giving grants to make improvements.
Communities in four Southeast Ohio counties are getting such grants.
They are Trimble, in Athens County; Rutland, in Meigs County; Somerset, in Perry County; and McConnelsville, in Morgan County.
Trimble's funding is in the amount of $300,000.
The money will be used for resurfacing and repairing streets, construction of sidewalks, and improvements at
the Village Park.
$300,000 also goes to Rutland -- for sewer system improvements, rehabilitation of two fire protection buildings and
the demolition of six blighted structures.
McConnelsville gets $300,000, too -- for the installation of 48 street lights, improvements to the village swimming pool, and improvements to the wastewater treatment plant.
And Somerset will receive $293,000 -- for sidewalk and street improvement projects and construction of a shelter house.