Gov. Mike DeWine paid Jefferson County a visit; talks ‘great advantage’ Ohio has

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

Mingo Junction, OH (WTRF)- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is changing the face of infrastructure as we know it. Behind it all is a $250 million statewide initiative.

The impacts are being felt here locally. Jefferson County is just one of 60 counties affected by this initiative, which is paving the way for a number of crucial infrastructure projects across Ohio. One is about to be in-the-works in Mingo Junction.

“Water is a great advantage that Ohio has. We have an abundance of water. We just need to take care of it, and make it available for the people.”

Gov. Mike DeWine, (R)-Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine is leading a state-wide initiative to do just that.

The impacts are even being felt here locally. The Governor announced a $60,000 grant that’s now in the hands of Mingo Junction to not only help shape infrastructure in the community but protect lives.

“There was a part of this community that’s frankly had problems. They’ve had fires and they’ve had houses that they weren’t able to get enough water on those houses.”

Gov. Mike DeWine, (R)-Ohio

That’s where the Governor and other state leaders are stepping in.

With this grant, it will help this village widen their pipe and put in different fire hydrants, and in turn, the Governor believes the impacts of it will be huge.

“It’s about protecting human life if there’s ever a fire. So, this is all about quality of life and in this day and age, if there was ever a fire somewhere, we should be able to make sure that there’s enough water to put out a fire on that house or that structure.”

Gov. Mike DeWine, (R)-Ohio

This is just one of many crucial infrastructure projects in 60 counties. The Governor says it’s to address water, sewer, and safety issues throughout the state.

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