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James A. Garfield Historical Site, a national treasure in our own backyard
BY GREG GOTH
"I have lived in the area since February 2012 and have driven down Mentor Avenue many times
without really considering the majestic house that sits on the large lot at 8095 Mentor Ave. This is surprising because deep down I am a history buff; I have a picture of my 1 year old son at Gen Patton's grave and I once took my pregnant wife on a tour of the Verdun battlefield in France - that was not a good idea. That all changed when I was asked by Tim Shirer the Publisher of the Lake County Sentinel to accompany him on a tour of the President Garfield Historical Site to take pictures with him for an article. Click here for the whole story
Brown outlines legislation to update, repair Ohio bridges
(CLEVELAND, OH) — In front of Center Street Bridge today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined his Bridge Investment Act, which calls for significant investment in bridge repair projects. President Trump has called for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, and in a recent New York Times interview noted that the nation’s bridges are in bad shape.
· Of the 28,284 bridges in Ohio, nearly 2,000 are classified as “structurally deficient” and more than 4,500 are classified as
“functionally obsolete.” The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates there is a $123 billion bridge repair backlog nationally, with $30 billion of bridge repair needs identified in Ohio. Click here for the whole story
Rep. Rogers announces $295,000 in state funds for Headlands Beach State Park upgrades
(COLUMBUS, OH) —State Rep. John Rogers (D- Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced $294,800 in state funds for facility improvements at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio.
The project consists of renovating two restrooms that serve the needs of bikers, walkers, runners and beachgoers. Renovations will improve interior fixtures, make the restrooms code compliant and ensure the facilities adhere to Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. Click here for the whole story