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Campbell receives grant for cleanup



Published: Tue, October 2, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Campbell

A $1.9 million Clean Ohio grant has officially been released to the city of Campbell to begin cleanup and restoration efforts at 40 acres of former Youngstown Sheet and Tube property.

At 11 a.m. today Jim Smith, president of the Brownfield Restoration Group, the company selected by the city to lead site restoration, will gather with public officials to outline the cleanup efforts at a press conference.

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, said Monday that Smith will provide a timeline for the cleanup efforts, what exactly needs to be done and how those efforts will be undertaken on the land, which is along Wilson Avenue.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after the 35th anniversary of Black Monday, and Schiavoni said it should help spur on Sherman International Inc. and help along their plans to build a cold-roll coil mill on the property.

Schiavoni added that Sherman, who owns the property, is in the process of lining up private equity for that project.

The grant money will be used to treat on-site soil and ground water, demolish existing structures and clear-up asbestos problems.

Smith, Schiavoni and Campbell Mayor William VanSuch are expected to be on hand for the press conference, which will be held at the front gates of Sherman International on Casey Drive.


Comments

1observant1(74 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!
What a joke. This is not free money folks. It is tax payer's money. There is no guarantee that Sherman International (of Pennsylvania) will build anything on this acreage. It is a great opportunity for them to get their property cleaned-up, tremendously increasing the value at the expense of Ohio tax payers.
The city of Campbell, to my knowledge, doesn't even have clause in the contract that will hold Sherman International's feet to the fire in the event that they default on their promise to build a mill on this site.
A bit of advice to Mayor VanSuch and Senator Joe Schiavoni: Keep an eye on the players connected with Sherman International. Their past track records are quite shady.

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