LEIPSIC — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced Thursday that the Economic Development Administration grant Leipsic and Gilboa filed jointly for had been approved and the villages have been awarded $2.5 million.

The money will be used for a joint project to build seven miles of raw waterline from the Yellow Creek Reservoir in Leipsic to a section of the Blanchard River where a new pump station will be built.