COLUMBUS –State Representative Don Jones (R-Freeport) supported legislation with a vote on the Ohio House floor to memorialize highways and bridges around the state. Two of these dedications will occur in the 95th Ohio House District.
A portion of the northerly and southerly lanes of SR 800 will be named Steven Lowell Cook Memorial Highway. This designation in Belmont County between the intersection of SR 800 and Ross Kennon Road.
Steven was a Barnesville construction worker who was struck and killed on September 30, 2017. He was working in a construction zone on I-70 at the time of the accident.
“Steven Lowell Cook was a young man with a very bright future and we keep him and his family in our prayers as his loss will never be forgotten,” said Jones.
In addition, a portion of SR 60 running from the north to south in Washington County between SR 60 and CR 121 the route will be dedicated to U.S. Army Specialist Christian D. Ward.
U.S. Army Specialist Christian D. Ward joined the Army in 2015 and was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado. In the Army, he was presented with the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Aviation Badge.
Specialist ward lost his life in a motorcycle accident on June 28, 2019, in Colorado Springs.
“U.S. Army Specialist Christian D. Ward was a true servant leader and it is an honor to pass legislation that will memorialize his name in the community that he grew up in,” added Jones.