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Jones Announces $13.1 Million Investment in Harrison and Morgan Counties

May 6, 2024
Don Jones News

COLUMBUS—State Rep. State Rep. Don Jones (R-Freeport) is pleased to announce that more than $13 million will be directed towards one economic development project in Harrison County and three in Morgan County as part of the newly created Appalachian Downtowns and Destinations Initiative.

Harrison County will receive $1,813,244 to make Jewett and Scio popular trail town stops along the 11.2-mile Conotton Creek Trail.

Projects in Morgan County are as follows:

Village of Chesterhill, $977,635: Renovations at the Chesterhill Auction Site will include upgrades for the livestock sales barn, electrical, bathrooms, commercial kitchen, and an expansion to accommodate more produce.

Village of McConnelsville, $4,625,214: Funds will be used to make riverfront improvements, including the creation of a new park, amphitheater, and playground.

Village of McConnelsville, $ 5,751,500: Funds will be used to launch the Streetscape Project, which will connect residents to riverfront parks, updated greenspaces, and shaded seating areas.

“It is important that we create spaces where communities can gather together and enjoy the outdoors,” said Jones. “I am proud of the investments we’re making to improve our downtowns and recreational spaces.”

In total, over $154 million was awarded to economic development projects, such as downtown revitalization and infrastructure improvements, throughout Ohio’s Appalachian region.