Columbiana County

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The Ohio Republican Party held the biggest annual fundraising dinner in the organization’s history on Friday – headlined by President Donald Trump. There's been speculation that the Trump factor could help Democrats in this fall’s midterm elections, but guests at the dinner presented a united front.  

M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, June 20:

Pier 48, intermodal transportation loading facility
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

A financially struggling part of Wellsville, where Columbiana County’s Port Authority has already organized upwards of $30 million in investments for an intermodal shipping hub, may become a national Opportunity Zone. 

Opportunity zones are part of the tax overhaul Congress passed last year.  They allow for federal tax incentives for private investment in struggling communities --especially areas with unrealized development potential.

Michael Halleck
Columbiana County Commissioners

Consolidating and privatizing services is something local governments have been looking hard at doing. But the Solid Waste Disposal Board for three Eastern Ohio counties just went the other way. 

U.S. 30 and OH 9
Wikipedia

A key meeting is set for the regional effort to get U.S. Route 30 finished as a four-lane highway all the way across northeast Ohio.  

No available money  

 For decades the Ohio Department of Transportation said “no” to making a superhighway out two-lane U.S. 30 between Canton and Lisbon; citing a lack of funding. 

HB 494

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