COLUMBUS— Today the Ohio State Controlling Board approved funding for the Ohio Mine Safety Training Center in Harrison County that will be used to build a new storage building on-site. The Controlling Board also approved funding for the West Perimeter Slip Erosion Project at the Noble Correctional Institution, located in Noble County.
The news is welcomed by State Representative Don Jones (R-Freeport), who advocated for these funds during negotiations over Ohio’s capital budget for FY 2023-2024, House Bill 597.
“Both of these projects are going to help each location advance their operations,” Jones said. “I look forward to seeing the results of each project and staying up-to-date with their progress.”
The Ohio Mine Safety Training Center is one of four locations receiving funding for the construction of storage buildings. Altogether, the projects are set to receive $742,000 in FY 2023.
The Noble Correctional Institution is set to receive $200,738 in FY 2023 to help with the construction phase of the West Perimeter Slip Erosion Project.
The Ohio State Controlling Board is the financial legislative oversight for capital and operating expenditures by state agencies. The next controlling board meeting is scheduled for Oct. 3.