Feds to Spend $772K in Stimulus on Bag-Screening Equipment at Akron-Canton Airport

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GREEN — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will spend $772,135 in federal economic-stimulus funding for security equipment at the Akron-Canton Airport, the offices of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, and U.S. Rep. John Boccieri, D-Alliance, announced Friday.

Both offices said they were informed of the allocation by DHS and the White House. A DHS spokesman did not return a call seeking comment.

In a press release Friday, DHS said it would spend an initial $50 million in stimulus funding on two types of security equipment for airports around the country.

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