LORAIN — A new law would ensure money to pay for dredging of Ohio’s ports, including Lorain.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Tuesday reintroduced the Harbor Maintenance Ace, which would ensure money deposited in the federal Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund would pay for maintenance, operations and construction at federal ports.

“The Lorain harbor is critical to the commercial and recreational life in northeastern Ohio. With the port and river supporting thousands of jobs, we cannot afford further delays to harbor maintenance which could slow commerce, stifle economic growth, and cost jobs,” Brown said. “The Harbor Maintenance Act would ensure that funds are spent to maintain and dredge Ohio’s 15 harbors each year, so that shipping and other port-related activities can continue without interruption.”

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