Stephens announces funding for local projects

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 9, 2023

Community center, riverfront included in budget

COLUMBUS — Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens, R-93, announced on Wednesday that funding for two projects in Chesapeake is included in the state budget, approved by the Ohio General Assembly.

“As your representative, I have championed meaningful investments that will impact our communities,” Stephens said in a news release.  “The projects included in this budget are impactful and will encourage growth in our region for years to come.”

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Stephens notes the Chesapeake River Front Development Project will receive $850,000 under the proposal. Additionally, the Chesapeake Community Center has been allocated $650,000.

In addition, the Gallia County Fairgrounds, located in Stephens’ district, will also receive $1.5 million in funding to make various improvements. The fair begins at the end of this month.

Gov. Mike DeWine signed the budget into law, which enacts the two-year plan for Fiscal Years 2024-2025.