Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Gov. Ted Strickland says 149 infrastructure projects will be fully or partially funded in Ohio using federal economic stimulus money.
Strickland, a Democrat, said Thursday that the spending of $774 million in federal money will create or retain an estimated 21,257 jobs.
The roadway, bridge, pavement and maritime projects will take place in 87 of 88 counties. Strickland says Noble county did not submit a federally eligible project.
Strickland says the stimulus funds are being targeted broadly to benefit all Ohioans, but there will also be region-specific projects targeting particular areas in the state.
Decisions on the spending of another $161 million has been left to regional planning groups in Cleveland, Akron, Dayton, Youngstown, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo and Canton.
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