Rickenbacker International Airport’s defense base is in line to receive $1.6 million from the federal government to build a security gate.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved setting aside money for the gate in legislation that still must be passed on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday.
Mark Wayda, a spokesman for the Ohio National Guard, said Rickenbacker’s several defense tenants have individual security enclaves that lead to the duplication of costs and manpower. The plan for the gate is to create a single entry point, he said.
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