September 21, 2023
Money from a U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration grant will help the Union County Airport design new T-hangars on the grounds. This graphic shows where the new 15 hangars will go, just west of the existing hangar rows. (Photo submitted)

Airport to receive $90K in federal grant money


By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

The Union County Airport is set to receive federal money that will go toward a hangar expansion project on the grounds.

A press release from Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office said Tuesday that the airport will receive $90,209 from the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.

The AIP airport grant program gives money to airport infrastructure for projects such as runways, taxiways, airport signage, airport lighting, and airport markings.

“It’s good to hear this come though,” said airport board president Philip LaPonte. ”It’s part of our ongoing project to build 15 more T-hanga…

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