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State to fund to area walking paths

Published By Newark Advocate on April 26, 2022
Dick Stein In The News

COLUMBUS — The State Controlling Board has approved the release of $320,049 to develop the first of three sections of the AC&Y Trail, State Rep. Dick Stein (R-Norwalk) announced Monday.

The trail will run from Veterans Memorial Lake Park across town to Gallup Avenue near Ernsthausen Community Center.

This funding comes as a result of the Clean Ohio Trails Fund project which provides competitive statewide grant dollars to communities for the purpose of improving outdoor recreation, specifically recreational trails.

The AC&Y Trail when finished will be a 3.4-mile crushed limestone trail. Throughout the state 17 Clean Ohio Trail Fund projects were selected, this being the only one in Huron County.“Ohioans should be proud of our extensive and well-maintained trails throughout the state and it is wonderful to see new trails being constructed throughout the state and right here in Huron County,” said Stein.

Board approves funding for Edison Park to high school trail 

COLUMBUS — The state controlling board has approved the release of $351,348 as a part of the Clean Ohio Trail Fund grant program.

The Milan Township Board of Trustees applied for this grant and has been awarded the funding necessary to complete their project. A 10-foot-wide path spanning 2,991 feet will be built to connect Edison Park to Edison High School.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Edison High School and Edison Park to be better connected and benefit of the Milan community,” said State Rep. D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron).

This trail will be asphalt and will serve as a multi-use trail for the community.

“Connecting our communities is a priority of mine that I will continue to work on as I continue to serve the people of Ottawa and Erie counties,” added Swearingen.

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