June 28, 2007: Congressman Tim Ryan Secures $731,000 for Two Mahoning Valley Projects
$231,000 for Youngstown Business Incubator and $500,000 for Scott Street Sewer Project in Newton Falls
(Washington, DC) -- Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17), a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, announced that he has secured federal funding in the Financial Services Appropriations bill and the Interior Appropriations bill for two Mahoning Valley projects. The Youngstown Business Incubator is slated to receive $231,000 in the Financial Services Appropriations Bill and the Scott Street Phase II Sewer Project in Newton Falls is slated to receive $500,000 in the Interior Appropriations funding bill. The Financial Services Appropriations bill and the Interior Appropriations bill were among the first appropriations bills to be passed on the House floor. The two bills still require passage in the Senate and require the President’s signature before becoming law.
"I am very proud to announce a significant investment of $231,000 for the Youngstown Business Incubator’s new Tech Block project, which will help Ohio’s premier business incubator expand. The Incubator is developing innovative products and creating jobs in downtown Youngstown." said Congressman Ryan. "In addition, I am also happy to announce that phase two of the Scott Street Sewer Project has received $500,000 for continued construction of a modern wastewater system. I know one of the most pressing issues in our community has been sewer problems. Step by step and bill by bill we are beginning to alleviate the problem."
The $231,000 to YBI will go towards the next phase of their expansion project which includes the redevelopment of the 17,357 square foot Semple building. This phase will contribute to the creation of as many as 105 full time positions that pay an average of $60,000 annually, the project will also renew and revitalize the city’s urban center.
The $500,000 for the Scott Street sewer project is the second phase of a sanitary sewer system in the Scott street area. This area has been declared an "unsewered area of concern" by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The current Home Sewage Treatment Systems in use by residents are failing and sanitary sewer lines must be constructed here to alleviate hazardous water pollution problems.
"Scott Street in Newton Falls is one of Trumbull County’s most important sanitary sewer projects. The funding of $500,000 obtained by Congressman Tim Ryan will go along way toward reducing the cost of the sanitary sewer line for the home owners of Newton Falls," said Trumbull County Commissioner Paul Heltzel.
"We appreciate Congressman Ryan’s help getting funds. We have an aggressive sewer program right now are 100% committed to fixing our ailing system," said Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda. said Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda. said Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda. said Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda.said Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda.
"I appreciate Congressman Ryan’s efforts in working with us to secure the money for this important project. Last time I was in Washington, D.C., he made a commitment to do his best, and its good to see him bring money back to the district." said Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka.