12/20/18 – 5:08 A.M.
Governor John Kasich has signed a bill that sets aside $15 million for Blanchard River flood mitigation. Senate Bill 51 also funds several other projects along the Lake Erie shoreline. The legislation says the money for our area will help pay for a mitigation project along Eagle Creek.
State Senator Rob McColley says the $15 million requires a 20 percent local match. He adds a state agency will hold the money until they can identify projects and administrators for them. McColley says the Hancock County commissioners or the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District will most likely manage state-funded projects locally.