WASHINGTON D.C. Columbiana County will receive over a half-million dollars of funding for equipment and technology and some $200,000 in grants and loans for a community library as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Congressman Charlie Wilson (OH-6) announced on Thursday the release of funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Agriculture that will give the county $537,500 worth of tools and machinery. The total is more than half of the total set for Ohio's Sixth District, which totals $1,090,986. The state will receive over $9 million in Federal Aviation Authority and Federal Transit Authority funds.

"I am very pleased to announce the release of these Recovery funds for Ohio's Sixth District," Wilson said. "This money will create jobs, increase the efficiency of public transportation and reduce general travel expenses for working families across Ohio. The funding represents a continued commitment by the Obama administration to protecting the livelihoods and security of Ohio's families."

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