House Approves Hall, Airport Funding as Part of Large Package

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Akron Canton Airport are tapping into some of the $350 million in onetime federal pandemic funds being spent across the state by the House.

State Reps Jim Thomas and Scott Oelslager say passage of House Bill 2 means $7 million for the Hall of Fame’s modernization project, and $2.5 million for the airport expansion.

Some of the $250 million in statewide jail construction money could come back to Stark County as well.

the Senate must also approve the bill.

The state Senate also has a pile of $350 million in COVID money of its own to spend.