Rep. Clyde Announces State Funds For NEOMED Facility Upgrade
$792,000 will fund complete roof replacement on research building
October 06, 2014
 
[ Kathleen Clyde Home | Kathleen Clyde Press ]
 
 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) announced today that the state has approved the release of capital funds to the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). $792,000 will be used to contract with Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc. of Beechwood for a complete replacement of the roof of the university’s Comparative Medical Unit.


“NEOMED’s recent 40th anniversary celebration has brought great change to the campus, with new buildings going up and existing facilities undergoing upgrades,” said Rep. Clyde. “I am impressed that the expansion of the university has been undertaken with careful consideration for the preservation of the university’s existing assets, such as the Comparative Medical Unit.”


The Comparative Medical Unit supports the research and teaching programs of the university. The facility’s 23,000-square-foot roof was installed in 1975 and has begun leaking due to age. The roof will require a total replacement.


NEOMED is an internationally recognized research and teaching institution training health professionals and medical researchers. The university is transforming its 450,000-square-foot campus to accommodate growing class sizes and enhance research facilities.


Rep. Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District, serving Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, and Central and Southern Portage County.

 
 
 
  
Featured Posts

Clyde Commemorates 53rd Anniversary Of VRA With Voting Facts For Tomorrow's Special Congressional Election

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today issued a statement commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and putting out information on frequently asked voting questions in advance of tomorrow’s August 7 special congressional election in central Ohio.



 
 

Clyde Statement On Court Order Reinstating Voting Rights For Purged Voters

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today issued a statement following a recent federal court order requiring Secretary Husted to issue a directive reinstating the “APRI exception.” The court-ordered directive will require purged voters’ ballots to be counted in the upcoming central Ohio congressional race that will occur next Tuesday, August 7. 



 
 

Clyde: Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday Starts This Weekend

 

Today State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) announced Ohio’s back-to-school sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 3-5, a result of the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 226. The annual event helps lessen the sting of the 4.5 percent statewide sales tax hike passed by Republican lawmakers in the 2013 state budget. Since 2013, the tax hike has cost taxpayers almost $2 billion according to state data.



 
 

Rep. Clyde Denounces Pay Raises For Retirement System Executives

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today denounced the School Employees Retirement System (SERS) of Ohio’s decision to raise salaries of its employees, including highly paid executives, by 3 percent while a three-year freeze on cost of living adjustments (COLA) for retirees is in place.