Meigs County Stimulus Project Complete

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

A stimulus project in Meigs County is complete, and now drivers can have a safer and smoother commute.

The seven mile resurfacing of Ohio State Route 7 has wrapped up, and Congressman Charlie Wilson was in the area Wednesday to see the progress firsthand.

Wilson says the project cost about $1.4 million in stimulus funds, and believes it was money well spent.

"It's a way to use our government money to be able to put people to work, and that's what we've done with this project. And I think that's why you're starting to see some of the glimmers of recovery in the economy," Rep. Wilson, Ohio District 6, said.

Congressman Wilson says there are ten stimulus projects in District 6 at this time.

He also says only 25 percent of stimulus funds have been spent so far.

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  • by trish Location: Springfield,TN on Aug 6, 2009 at 06:46 AM
    Less government is what we need
  • by gov't mule Location: parkersburg on Aug 6, 2009 at 05:20 AM
    how stimulating, even IF unemployed people were hired to perform this task that are right back in the line now. the stimulus funds are a joke and there is Wilson, someone who voted for it thumping his chest and acting like its working. if this clown is up for reelection dont vote for him. the only voice people have now is letting these people know that WE dont support this. let them know at the polls
  • by Paul Location: Vienna on Aug 6, 2009 at 04:46 AM
    Our economy will be fine when our government quits paying people that dont and or wont work.
  • by missy Location: coolville on Aug 5, 2009 at 08:08 PM
    Its about time. I travel that road to visit family and I now know that it will be better driving.
  • by Steve Location: Meigs County on Aug 5, 2009 at 07:28 PM
    This is such a joke. A couple of miles of State Route 7 was paved, big deal. This did not do anything for Meigs Counties high unemployed rate.The only people it helped was the out of county paving crew!!
  • by Tim Location: Parkersburg on Aug 5, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    Mr Wilson comment on the repaving is a joke. It is not the government's money. It tax dollars being spent in ways that won,t stimulate anyone except the paving contractors who would be working this summer anyway. These projects were already in place before this package was passed. Their are bailing out the state,s instead of cutting the regressive tax structures.They need to take a lesson from JFK & Reagan. Cut tax and reduce the federal government.Do away with the ten agencies that overlap each other,
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