Government

Ohio National Guard to Assist with Blight Removal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio National Guard will begin a demolition project on the South Side today as part of a two-week initiative.

The demolition work will support the South Side Blight Removal and Greening project through the Department of Defense Civil-Military Innovative Readiness Training Program. The work will continue through July 22, according to a news release from the city.

The training program builds partnerships between U.S. communities and the DOD to meet training and readiness requirements for active-duty, Guard and Reserve service members and units while addressing public and civil-society needs service.

The Guard’s 1192nd Engineer Company, based at the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center, will provide primary support for the project.

More information about the training initiative is available here.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.