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Bill Johnson, with plant manager Tom Roberts, at HarbisonWalker International’s manufacturing plant in South Point on October 24.

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Hopedale Will Have Paid Fire Department
October 26, 2018
Wheeling Intelligencer By Adam Tychonski Published on October 26, 2018 The Hopedale Volunteer Fire Department will soon be the first and only full-time fire department in Harrison County. The Hopedale VFD was awarded Thursday evening the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grant from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant will bolster its ranks and allow it to become a full-time department instead of volunteer. The grant of $732,526.97 ... More
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Bill Johnson Statement on FCC Vote to Adopt Improved Licensing Rules for 3.5 GHz Band
October 25, 2018
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the 3.5 GHz order, which provides improved licensing rules for mid-band spectrum, which is critical to the deployment of 5G networks: “I strongly believe this action, which calls for issuing spectrum licenses on a county-by-county basis, will encourage development and investment in wireless buildout in rural areas in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, and across the Unite... More
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Dennison Depot gets $90,000 grant for rail car restoration project
October 25, 2018
New Philadelphia Times Reporter By Jon Baker Published on October 25, 2018 Friends and supporters of the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum gathered Thursday to celebrate the announcement that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the museum a $90,000 grant to help fund restoration of a historic Pullman rail car. The project involves converting the Pullman into a bed and breakfast, so that visitors to Dennison, such as those riding the popular Polar Express excursion train in Decembe... More
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Bill Johnson Applauds the ARC's Decision to Further Invest in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio
October 15, 2018
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced its decision to award grants to expand and diversify the economy in Appalachia’s coal-impacted communities through the POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative. Three of these grant winners are located in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio: “I am thrilled to see the ARC has chosen Ohio University, the Lawrence Economic Develo... More
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Lawmakers tour Franciscan University of Steubenville
October 15, 2018
WTRF Video: https://www.wtrf.com/news/lawmakers-tour-franciscan-university-of-steubenville_20181016014957/1526663653 Published on October 15, 2018 Congressman Bill Johnson paid a visit to a local university on Monday. Congressman Johnson along with Ohio State Senator Frank LaRose toured Franciscan University of Steubenville. After a brief meeting with University officials, they visited several areas around campus, including the nursing department. They also met with Dr. Daniel Kuebler in the Uni... More
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