Lorain, Erie County to receive funds to increase coastal security

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Lorain, Erie County to receive funds to increase coastal security

Morning Journal – Lorain and Erie counties are among the state’s coastal counties that will receive $657,593 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to bolster border protection, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Lorain County will receive $100,000 and Erie County will receive $90,254. The Federal Emergency Management Agency distributed the money as part of Operation Stonegarden, a plan to enhance cooperation among local, state and federal law officers to secure U.S. borders.

“Protecting both our northern and southern borders is key to ensuring our national security and keeping Ohioans safe,” Brown said. “These funds will help strengthen national preparedness and antiterrorism efforts in Ohio’s northern counties.”

The money goes to sheriff’s offices to pay for overtime and supplies for the law officers.

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