Six-hundred-thousand dollars will land in the hands of Kent State University officials' hands soon after Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Tim Ryan announced the airport in Stow will get a Federal Aviation Administration grant.
The money will be used to identify future needs of the airport and benefit the administration's master plan.
The two politicians offered these quotes in a press release:
“Kent State University Airport provides important travel services to Stow and Kent-area small businesses, pilots, and visitors. This funding will improve the safety and efficiency of the airport so it can remain a reliable option for the region," Brown said.
"This grant for Kent State’s Airport will help the university continue to meet the aviation needs in our area while balancing the surrounding community’s interests and maintaining high environmental standards," Ryan said. “Investments like this will continue northeast Ohio’s growth as a transportation center and support the infrastructure required to keep flight paths safe and accessible in the area.”