Governor Mike DeWine Surprises Ohio With Positive News

Matt Lillywhite

Ohio Governor MikeDeWine recently made several positive announcements...

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently announced funding awards totaling more than $9.8 million for projects in 25 counties that will improve safety for students walking and biking to and from school. “Walking and biking is a healthy way for children to get to and from school, but we must ensure each student can do so safely. This program provides that opportunity,” said Governor Mike DeWine.

“I’m encouraged to see the increasing interest in active transportation across our state and proud of our efforts to make it safer to walk or ride a bike,” said Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks. “However, these safety improvements aren’t as effective if drivers aren’t paying attention, driving the speed limit, and being extra alert for young children especially around schools during school hours.”

Governor Mike DeWine also announced $14.2 Million in Grid Resilience Funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. According to a press release, the grants aim to ensure the reliability of power so that all communities in Ohio have access to affordable, reliable, and safe electricity.

“Reliable electricity is essential to ensuring quality of life for all Ohioans,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Modernizing our grid and protecting it from extreme weather will help keep Ohio’s homes, schools, and offices thriving.”

“I am excited to announce that Ohio will receive funding to improve reliability of the electric grid,” said Jenifer French, Chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. “Successful projects will reduce the frequency and duration of outages in disadvantaged communities and improve the reliability of vital utility service.”

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