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O'Brien Announces Millions More For District Projects

Investment Marks the Second Phase of $4.2 Billion Capital Budget Process
June 17, 2024
Sandra O'Brien News

COLUMBUS—State Senator Sandra O'Brien (R-Ashtabula) announced millions for key Capital Budget projects across Senate District 32. This is the second phase of the process following last week’s announcement of a $350 million investment by the Senate in Ohio communities from the One-Time Strategic Community Investment Fund.

"These dollars will make such a difference for area residents," O'Brien said. "I am thrilled we are investing in local communities, arts and cultural centers, mental health resources, and recreation activities. These projects will make our region better and serve citizens well for generations to come."

The projects funded in Senator O'Brien's area include:

Redevelopment and Reclamation of Shea Theatre: $500,000 
New Main Office for Community Counseling Center of Ashtabula County: $500,000
Ashtabula County Transitional Housing/Homeless Youth: $250,000 
Historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village: $20,000 
Ravenwood Health Renovation: $500,000
Geauga Park District - Beartown Lakes Reservation Site & Playground Improvements: $344,075
Burton Square Parking Resurfacing and Asphalt Replacement Project: $178,214
Centerville Mills Park Wetland Boardwalk And Trails System: $125,000
Oberland Park Restroom Project: $100,000
Capital Improvements at Community Arts Center: $70,938
Bazetta Twp. Park Imagination Station ADA Playground: $300,000
Renovation of Wellman Theater: $300,000
Copper Penny Building: $83,000

The Capital Budget also includes $600 million for new construction and facility upgrades at Ohio's public schools and $575 million for local infrastructure projects such as roads and water and sewer projects.

The legislature generally approves a capital budget every two years, funding needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including schools, infrastructure, and mental health and addiction facilities.

The House and Senate introduced similar legislation today that will be vetted in both chambers. See a full list of capital budget projects by clicking here, and follow On the Record to keep updated on this year’s process.