Wed., 8:59am: $5.2M secured for Camp Ravenna

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center will receive $5.2 million to extend a sewer line at the facility, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, announced Tuesday.

The money was secured as part of the Fiscal Year 2014 government spending bill which is expected to pass this week. Ryan is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the panel responsible for writing the bill.

Camp Ravenna, the old Ravenna arsenol, has been transformed into a training ground for multiple military branches. It straddles Trumbull and Portage counties.

“Camp Ravenna is a critical component of both our national defense and our local economy in Northeast Ohio,” Ryan said. “Securing this money improves the long term prospects of the base and will allow this facility to be an even better place to train for our servicemen and women.”