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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 4 - 6, 2019.

 Brett A. Boothe, P.E., P.S., Gallia County Engineer received the award of 2019 County Engineer of the Year.  Ron Myers, P.E., Traffic Operations Engineer with Lucas County Engineer’s Office was presented with the CEAO David Brand Safety award. The CEAO County Engineer Employee of the Year Award was given to Michael Meeks, P.E., for helping the association with organizing and participating in numerous conferences over the years.

The incoming 2020 CEAO Officers are President Jeff Stauch, Union County Engineer; 1st Vice President Frederick T. Wachtel, Coshocton County Engineer; 2nd Vice President Keith A. Bennett, Stark County Engineer; Treasurer James A. Wiechart, Mercer County Engineer; and Immediate Past President Jeffrey B. Linkous, Clinton County Engineer.

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Upcoming Events

 February 2020 
March 10-11, 2020

Ohio Storm Water Management and Drainage Conference

Crowne Plaza North
Columbus, Ohio

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April 15-16, 2020

Bridge Workers, Supervisors & Engineers Conference and Trade Show

Deer Creek State Park Lodge
Mt. Sterling, Ohio

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The Morning Journal - Loraine and Erie Counties  - Although salt supply tonnage is difficult to estimate for the rest of the winter, both the county and its municipalities are sitting on an excess of salt from the previous winter. Salt is ordered throughout the winter as needed, with the county averaging a little over 11,000 tons a year over the past 15 years, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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Grant funding for speed and passing zone studies OK’d

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