News

State parks to get $88.5M for fixup

State parks to get $88.5M for fixup

Photo: clipart.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s state parks over the next two years.

The outlay headed to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources through the state capital budget is more than four times larger than average. Details are to be announced at news conferences Wednesday in Grand Lake St. Mary’s and Indian Lake.

Natural resources department director James Zehringer told The Associated Press in an interview that the money will be shared among Ohio’s 74 state parks. Ohio’s is one of only seven park systems nationally that charges no entry fees.

Through a website, parks visitors will help decide which camp sites, cabins, lodges, restrooms, shower houses, trails, roads and wastewater treatment facilities see improvements.

Weather Watch Sponsored By

Featured Events

TAT_DL

Touch-a-Truck at Polaris Fashion Place

Bring the whole family – It’s FREE!

News

in Entertainment

Jon Stewart prepares to sign off

15-overlay2

After 15 years, the comedian will bid farewell as he hosts his final "Daily Show."

in Lifestyle, Weird

‘Star Trek’ style elevators coming to a house near you

16-overlay

A futuristic elevator that fits neatly into the corner of a room and moves between floors of a standard home could present a more attractive proposition than the traditional stairlift.

in Lifestyle

Americans love cold-brew coffee

coldbrew

For U.S. coffee shops, business usually cools down as the weather heats up.