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Mansfield Lahm Airport Runway Paving Project Underway

Story By: Greg Heindel



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Mansfield Lahm Airport is undergoing a repaving project to it primary runway, 5-23.

Mayor Tim Theaker and other local officials held a news conference Friday to discuss the $6-million project, all but 10% of which is funded by the F-A-A.

More than half of Mansfield's $600,000 match is covered by state and local contributions.

The 6000-foot runway being repaved is used mostly by the Ohio National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing.

And base commander Col. Gary McCue says this project will help it accomplish its mission.

The runway should be completed by Thanksgiving.

Mayor Theaker handed out awards to State Representative Mark Romanchuk, representatives for Congressman Pat Tiberi and U-S Senator Sherrod Brown, Colonel McCue, and Mansfield Airport Commission President Jeff Gorman for their support of this runway project.

The Lahm Airport terminal is also being renovated for the first time since 1985.

An anonymous donor contributed $50,000 to pay for the work.

It should be completed by October.          

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