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CCPA Administers $20K Drug-Free Workplace Grant

June 27, 2017

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The Columbiana County Port Authority is administering a $20,000 drug-free workplace grant to three businesses on behalf of the county Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Penny Traina, CEO, told her board Monday.

The city of Salem, Humtown Pattern Co. (also known as Humtown Products) and Hot Dog Shoppe were chosen to each receive $2,000 worth of educational training and drug-free workplace policies over the course of two, eight-hour days, at no cost to the businesses.

The remaining $14,000 from the grant funded a general liaison for the port authority to set up the training.

The grant is “an initiative that is a public-private partnership between the state of Ohio and Working Partners to address the economic threat of substance abuse by employers and job seekers in our state,” Traina said.

Working Partners is a consulting and training firm that develops community plans to address substance abuse in the workplace.

The Columbiana County Port Authority also approved a quote of $34,200 from Eichler Construction in Salem to repair the roof of the 3,400-square foot port authority building at 1250 St. George St.

“Thankfully we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” Traina says, as the repair to the building concludes the roof repairs to all of the real estate the port authority owns.

Traina noted the roof on the Leetonia Industrial Park building, 600 Cherry Fork Ave. in Leetonia, looked like “swiss cheese” before it was repaired earlier this month. “I hope this one doesn’t look that bad,” she said.

In addition, the port authority renewed one-year leases with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America and H K Technologies without any change to their lease payments. Both businesses lease space in the Leetonia Industrial Park.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.