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Ohio County Engineers and Staff Awarded State Recognitions, Install New Officers

Ohio County Engineers and Staff Awarded State Recognitions, Install New Officers

Columbus, Ohio – The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) presented state recognition awards to Ohio County Engineers and their staff during its annual business meeting December 8 - 10, 2021.

Joe Bachman, P.E., P.S., Tuscarawas County Engineer received the award of 2021 CEAO County Engineer of the Year. Greg Wilkens, P.E., P.S., Butler County Engineer was presented with the CEAO David Brand Safety Award. The CEAO County Engineer Employee of the Year Award was given to Adam Fricke, P.E., P.S., Clinton County.

The incoming 2022 CEAO Officers are President Keith A. Bennett, Stark County Engineer; 1st Vice President Brett A. Boothe, Gallia County Engineer; 2nd Vice President Patrick T. Ginnetti, Mahoning County Engineer; Treasurer James A. Wiechart, Mercer County Engineer; and Immediate Past President Frederick T. Wachtel, Coshocton County Engineer.


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Upcoming Events

 January 2022 
February 3-4, 2022

Ohio County Engineers Conference

Marriott NW
Dublin, Ohio

This conference is for elected Ohio County Engineers and their selected staff only.

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March 15-16, 2022

Ohio Storm Water Management and Drainage Conference

Crowne Plaza North
Columbus, Ohio

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Lawmakers want local bridges targeted for federal money

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Some much-needed help could be coming for local governments needing to make bridge repairs by way of the nation’s infrastructure spending package passed last year.

Right now, the Market Street Bridge in Youngstown is on a shortlist of spans put together by Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginnetti for repairs or replacement. He’s hoping the county will receive a share of the $500 million coming to Ohio for bridge work.


CCTID gets update on Route 30 project

LISBON — Although it is not in Columbiana County, County Engineer Bert Dawson gave the Columbiana County Transportation Improvement District board (CCTID) an update on the long-awaited U.S. Route 30 project. Dawson said the relocation of the road appears to be moving forward from Trump Avenue to state Route 44, which will bypass East Canton.


Infrastructure bill could bring needed funds for Brent Spence, other Ohio bridges

The recently passed infrastructure bill is set to fund millions of dollars in bridge projects throughout the state, which could include some of the state’s biggest thoroughfares.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said the $100 million in bridge formula funding coming to Ohio through the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring direct funding as well as competitive grants, allowing everyone from the Ohio Department of Transportation to local county engineers to address maintenance priorities they couldn’t fund in the past.


Clinton County’s Adam Fricke wins CEAO statewide award

Clinton County is honored to have the County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) County Engineer Employee of the Year Award presented to Adam Fricke, who is chief deputy engineer at the Clinton County Engineer’s Office.


Funding secured for Defiance US 24 safety improvements

DEFIANCE — A project to improve safety at three U.S. 24 intersections, just east of the city, was awarded funds from the Highway Safety Improvement Program.

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