State Representative Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) recently announced the State Controlling Board approved $150,000 in funding for the Belmont County Port Authority to assist efforts in the expansion at North Bellaire’s Industrial Park. The state dollars are provided through The Roadwork Development Grant administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency.

Rep. Cera said that he was glad to know that the Roadwork Development Grant is still available in through Ohio’s Development Services Agency. He noted that he was instrumental in the creation of the grant back in the early 90’s.

“State programs that enhance work opportunities and that allow people to have jobs so they can raise their families are important for growing our economy. I am glad to have played a role in making government work for the good of the people,” said Cera. “The legislature knew that manufacturing, roadway improvements, even engineering and design costs are instrumental in creating and retaining jobs. Infrastructure is important to bringing projects and work opportunities to an area, and I am pleased to see the North Guernsey Street project receive this grant,” he added.

According to Cera, North Guernsey Street will receive full depth reclamation, repaving and striping. The Muxie Distributing Co. has built a 68,000 square foot facility in the area. The project also played a huge role in the award of the Roadwork Development Fund because it creates 15 new jobs and retains 24 existing jobs. Cera said the road work will assist all businesses in the area.

Featured Posts

Rep. Jack Cera To Host Public Town Hall In Martins Ferry


State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) will host a Town Hall meeting Thursday, August 9, from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Martins Ferry Library. Cera will be on hand to take questions and update constituents in the 96th House District about efforts to bring oil and gas money back to Eastern Ohio, investing in infrastructure and local communities and his push to eliminate corruption and waste in state agencies. The event is free and open to the public.


State Lawmakers Support Retired Workers, Fight To Save Pensions


As workers and retirees from across the nation gathered on the Ohio Statehouse lawn today to speak out for pension protections for hundreds of thousands of retired American workers, Ohio House Democratic lawmakers spoke out in support of American retirees and urged the Ohio legislature to take up legislation, House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 8, that would urge members of congress to protect coal miner pensions.


Cera Supports Retired School Employees, Asks State Board To Rethink Administrative Raises At Retirees' Expense


State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced he sent a letter to Richard Stensrud, executive director of the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio, asking him to rethink the recent decision to cut cost-of-living pay to SERS Pension holders while giving SERS administrators a three-percent pay increase.


Legislature Casts Favorable Vote On Fishing And Wildlife Licenses


State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced the unanimous passage of Senate Bill (SB) 257, bipartisan legislation that streamlines the licensing process for Ohio’s sportsmen and women. SB 257 is companion legislation to HB 518, which Rep. Cera introduced earlier this year.