Based on State of Ohio Press Release

Communities across Ohio will receive grants to fund sidewalks, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure and public facility improvements.

The Ohio Department of Development has awarded grants totaling more than $6 million to 13 communities through the Community Development Critical Infrastructure program and more than $6 million to nine communities through the Neighborhood Revitalization program.

The grants will benefit more than 35,000 Ohioans.

Plymouth was among the communities receiving good news.

“Investments in our communities are a key to ensuring the longevity and functionality of our public facilities,” said Governor DeWine. “Everyone deserves access to reliable infrastructure where they live and work.”

“These projects are crucial to our communities,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development. “Improvements to streets and sidewalks boost quality of life for our residents, provide access to our small businesses and create opportunity for future development.”

Richland County will receive a $500,000 Critical Infrastructure grant to assist the village of Plymouth with flood and drainage improvements. The failing storm system is unable to handle water flow, resulting in hazardous standing water and breeding grounds for disease-carrying insects.

The project will replace 2,420 linear feet of storm sewer. The project will benefit 509 people.

This is the only project awarded in north central Ohio.

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