County officials, county port officials to meet with Sen. Sherrod Brown Tuesday

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County officials, county port officials to meet with Sen. Sherrod Brown Tuesday

Star Beacon – Ashtabula County Port Authority members and county commissioners will pitch the economic importance of Plant C to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ohio representatives from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) at a meeting Tuesday.county commissioners will pitch the economic importance of Plant C to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ohio representatives from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) at a meeting Tuesday.

The authority has applied for a $1.5 million grant from EDA to make improvements to the pumps and water pipes at the Ashtabula Township plant. Port Authority Chairman John Palo said the application has stalled with changes in EDA leadership on the state level and the authority wants to draw upon the senator’s influence to remind the EDA of the request’s critical nature.

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