Regional Airport Gets $791,700 for Snow Removal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport will receive $791,700 for snow removal, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Thursday.

The funds will be used to acquire replacement dedicated rotary blower and broom equipment to keep the airport serviceable during snow periods and aid in the efficiency and safety of operations, according to the news release from Ryan’s office said. It will also fund a pavement study to develop a plan for maintaining the airfield pavement in a safe and serviceable condition.

“As we know all too well, Northeast Ohio winters can be grueling, and it’s important that the airport is able to dig itself out and keep the planes moving,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said in the release.

“Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is a vital resource to the Valley and we must continue investing in its future and ensure that its infrastructure is up to date,” he continued. “Furthermore, proper maintenance and continued improvements of the airfield is critical to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, which has a huge economic impact in our community.”

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