Big day in town

Armory gets state grant; Harmar bridge officially opens

Marietta Times

Ceremonies marked milestones for two of Marietta’s historic attractions Monday afternoon as the Armory Square project received some major state funding, and the Historic Harmar Bridge was officially reopened to pedestrians.

“We’re really pleased to be part of this project,” Fred Deel with the Governor’s Office on Appalachia, said before presenting Mayor Michael Mullen with a $250,000 check on the steps of the 93-year-old armory on Front Street Monday.

Gov. Ted Strickland is trying to overcome economic challenges throughout Ohio by attempting to develop regional cooperation, Deel said.

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