Editorial: Progress is being made

Published 12:41 am Monday, October 26, 2020

Two years ago, it was announced that the Lawrence County Commission, working with then-Ohio Rep. Ryan Smith, R-93, had secured $1 million in appropriations from the Ohio Legislature for the purpose of building a new facility for the Sybene-Chesapeake Senior Center.

The location, set for the Lawrence County Fairgrounds, would be an improvement for the current center, which is currently housed in a small trailer at the Chesapeake Community Center.

This week, it was announced that progress has been made on the approval process and groundbreaking could take place next year.

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The senior center has about 50 members and had provided a strong sense of community for those who attend its activities, but the small size of their current building has limited what they can offer.

A new home for the center is welcome news for both its members and the county.