Two state grants are being sought.
THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN
WARREN -- The Trumbull County Planning Commission is seeking grants to help pay for bringing a road and sewer lines to a new industrial park in Lordstown.
The industrial park proposed for the east side of state Route 45, north of Hallock-Young Road, would be the site of Country Basket Co., a $600,000 manufacturing facility that would include a pottery finishing plant.
Gerald Henn of Hudson would like to move a Pennsylvania company he bought in September 2001 to the Lordstown location, said Alan Knapp, assistant director of the planning commission.
The new facility would employ 51 people.
Henn also owns Workshops of Gerald Henn, nearby on state Route 45.
State grant: In anticipation of the new factory, the planning commission is applying for a $400,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Development to extend sanitary sewer lines along Tod Avenue south of Salt Springs Road to Hallock-Young Road.
"It is competitive, but we have been pretty successful getting this grant in the past," Knapp said.
Lordstown would contribute $324,800, and the village would put in $80,500.
The Trumbull County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the grant application Monday.
The planning commission is also applying for a $70,000 grant from the department of development to build a road to the proposed industrial park. The company would contribute $70,000 for the road.