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Stewart Secures $2.95 Million for Pickaway County in Capital Budget Bill


June 26, 2024 – Columbus, OH — The Ohio House of Representatives has passed Substitute House Bill 2, the state’s two-year construction budget, which includes significant investments in local community projects. State Representative Brian Stewart (R-Ashville) announced that he has secured $2.95 million in capital investments for Pickaway County and the surrounding region.

Key allocations in the budget for Pickaway County include:

  • $1.5 million to widen US-23 in the South Bloomfield Corridor, enhancing safety and traffic flow for motorists.
  • $750,000 to enhance Barthelmas Park in the City of Circleville, promoting outdoor community recreation.
  • $500,000 to support science programs at Ohio Christian University.
  • $200,000 to replace windows at the historic Memorial Hall in Circleville.

“I am very pleased to have been able to successfully fight for Pickaway County’s local projects at the Statehouse,” said Stewart. “These projects will make positive changes in our community for years to come.”

In addition to these local investments, Substitute House Bill 2 includes significant statewide capital investments:

  • $600 million for the School Building Program Assistance Fund.
  • $400 million for the Public Works Commission Local Public Infrastructure and State Capital Improvement Program.
  • $397.6 million for higher education projects around the state.

Substitute House Bill 2 now awaits the Governor’s signature to become law.