COLUMBUS – State Representative Kevin Miller (R-Newark) issued the following statement after Friday’s announcement by Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted of $192 million in grants as part of the Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program, including $967,212 in funding for Coshocton County. The funding is part of $350 million lawmakers included in the state budget last year for brownfield remediation.
“It is encouraging to see Coshocton County receive state dollars to conduct a remediation project in our area,” said Miller. “This funding will help to clean up the Coshocton County Justice Center property leaving the surrounding area safer and capable for redevelopment.”
The following project was approved:
- $967,212 for the Coshocton County Justice Center
- This site once manufactured kitchen enamelware for both the Spellacy and Raff Company and the Beach Enamel Company and later manufactured structural metals for the Steel Ceilings Company. The 93,000-square-foot building was in operation from the early 1900s until 2004 and was demolished in 2014. Cleanup of the site includes removal of contaminated soil, groundwater remediation, and hazardous waste remediation. After cleanup, the site will be redeveloped into the Coshocton County Justice Center.