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Bill Johnson Statement on AEP, State of Ohio Land Deal

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Marietta, August 9, 2017 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced a memorandum of understanding with American Electric Power (AEP) to purchase a significant portion of land currently owned by AEP in Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, and Noble counties:
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Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced a memorandum of understanding with American Electric Power (AEP) to purchase a significant portion of land currently owned by AEP in Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, and Noble counties:

“Today’s announcement by ODNR Director Jim Zehringer, if finalized, would lead to Ohio’s most significant expansion of public recreation in recent memory. This reclaimed land would be used for an extensive range of outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking, and hunting.  Such a move could have significant positive economic implications for some counties in our region.  ODNR is taking the necessary steps to preserve this land for everyone currently residing in Eastern Ohio – and for generations to come.”

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