COLUMBUS — State Rep. Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) announces the Ohio State Controlling Board has approved funding for Stark State College of Technology. The college will be receiving three allocations, which equal more than $660,000, for infrastructure improvements and educational equipment.
Oelslager serves as a member of the Ohio State Controlling Board.
“I’m happy to represent our local college and Stark County in a positive way by delivering thousands of dollars to help provide for their needs,” said Oelslager. “These improvements are an investment in the future workforce of Northeast Ohio.”
Stark State had three controlling board approvals. The Whipple Automotive Tech Garage will be receiving new plumbing and an HVAC system after the approval of $130,000. The project consists of the removal of eight old units and the installation of eight new units, which will also require some roof repair.
The second allocation of $394,585 will go to exterior improvements of the dental, art and science buildings. The dental building will be receiving façade improvements, while the art and science buildings retaining walls will be returned to their original elevations.
The final allocation of $137,361 will be used to purchase new hydraulic and pneumatic learning systems for the establishment of the college’s Industrial Technologies Labs.
Oelslager also supported $97,726 going to Stark County for the use of a Multi-Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS) tower from American Tower to help improve public safety. The original contract was negotiated for January of 2019 until June of this year.
The next controlling board meeting is scheduled for Jan. 10, 2022.