Senate District 12
Matt Huffman
Senate Announces $3.5 Billion Investment in Ohio's Communities, President Matt Huffman Secures $12 Million for District
May 31, 2022

COLUMBUS—Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) today announced the rolllout of the state's capital budget, a $3.5 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects.

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

Senate President Matt Huffman, R-Lima secured more than $12 million in funding for multiple projects across the 12th Senate District.

Among them $2.5 million for the Apollo Regional Training Safety Program, and $2.4 million for the Lima Community Pool.

“Too often Ohio’s smaller communities are overlooked, yet they represent the backbone of Ohio,” said President Huffman.  “I’m proud that being from Lima, I was able to secure this key funding for community projects that our neighbors will be able to see make a difference in here at home.”

Here is a list of projects receiving funding: 

Allen County funded projects ($7,370,000) 

  • Apollo Regional Training Safety Program $2.5 Million 

  • Lima Community Pool $2.4 million

  • Allen County Memorial Hall Improvements $1,0 Million

  • Lima Rotary Community Stage & Park $800,000

  • Allen County Fair Youth Show Arena $310,000

  • Schoonover Observatory Improvements $250,000

  • Allen County Fair Multi-purpose Storage Building Allen County Museum $60,000

  • Allen County Museum $50,000

Auglaize County funded projects (Note: county split between 2 SDs) ($1,110,000) 

  • St. Marys Theater and Grand Opera House $500,000

  • Cridersville / Legacy Park Shelter House $300,000

  • New Knoxville Splash Pad and Shelter House $110,000

  • Armstrong Air & Space Museum $100,000

  • Wapakoneta Waterpark $50,000

  • Auglaize County Fairgrounds Piehl Family Parking Lot $50,000

  • Champaign County funded projects ($1,200,000) 

  • Champaign Aviation Museum Improvements $500,000

  • Champaign County Historical Society-Museum Additions $300,000

  • Gloria Theatre and the Urbana Youth Center Improvements $300,000

  • The Pony Wagon Trail $100,000

Darke County funded projects (Note: county split between 2 SDs) ($626,000) 

  • Darke County Art Trail $180,000

  • Ward Park Swimming Pool $171,000

  • Greenville Downtown Park $150,000

  • John and Iris Hathaway Education and Community Center $125,000

Logan County funded projects (Note: county split between 2 SDs) ($875,000) 

  • Indian Lake Maintenance $500,000

  • Lutheran Community Services Building $200,000

  • Bellefontaine Blue Jacket Park Chippewa Park Shelter House $135,000

  • Chippewa Park Shelter house $40,000

Mercer County funded projects ($500,000) 

  • Fort Recovery Opera House $500,000

Shelby County funded projects ($1,272,000) 

  • Sidney Feeder Canal Bike Trail $500,000

  • Botkins Community Park $300,000

  • Lockington Trail Bridge $250,000

  • Village of Fort Loramie Community Park Improvements $122,000

  • The Historic Sidney Theater Phase II $100,000

Other item(s) of Note: 

  • Indian Lake clearing (operational funds) $750,000 General Revenue Fund

Once approved by both chambers, the bill will go to Governor Mike DeWine for his signature.
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