COLUMBUS — Today, Representative Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) and the Ohio State Controlling Board approved funding for Stark State College and the Ohio National Guard’s Aviation Support Facility (AASF) located at the Akron-Canton Regional Airport.
The combined allocation will bring more than $1 million to the area. Stark State College will be receiving $765,000 for infrastructure repairs across the main campus in North Canton, while the AASF will be receiving more than $329,000 for renovations.
Oelslager serves as a member of the Ohio State Controlling Board.
“I’m pleased that we have approved another Stark State College measure,” said Oelslager. “It is an honor to represent our local college by delivering thousands of dollars to help with the infrastructure of their higher education facilities.”
The college project approval is to renovate the ventilation system of the Business, Arts and Science, Public Services, Sciences Wing and Student’s Center buildings on the main campus.
The AASF project approval is to renovate or replace the lighting in the hangers, offices, shop, cold storage and exterior with energy-efficient LED lights. The total allocated funds of $329,436.50 will be shared with the AASF at Rickenbacker International Airport. The new lighting has a projected payback of $35,399.
“These renovations are the types of things needed to help our National Guard members serve Ohioans,” said Oelslager. “I’m glad we could provide the funding for them to accomplish their missions.”
Additionally, Oelslager and the controlling board released nearly $12,500 to Heartland Behavioral Healthcare for restroom renovations. Heartland is a state-owned and operated in-patient behavioral healthcare facility located in Massillon.