Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport will get grant

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The money will be used to repair and maintain the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

WARREN – The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a $ 530,000 grant to repair and maintain the runway at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

US MP Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced the grant to the Western Reserve Port Authority, which oversees the airport.

The grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. It will provide repair of the runway surface and joints, and the maintenance of more than 15,000 feet of taxiway and runways used by Youngstown Air Reserve Station and the general aviation community.

“Youngstown Warren Regional Airport is an economic engine here in the Mahoning Valley, so this investment is good news not only for the airport, but for the Mahoning Valley as a whole,” Ryan said in a press release.

John Moliterno, WRPA executive director, said the grant will fund crack and joint repairs on the YNG runway and taxiways.

“Youngstown Warren Regional Airport is used by many private and business users, as well as numerous Air Force Reserve stations, including the 910th in YARS,” said Moliterno. “Through this important work, we will continue to maintain the integrity of the asphalt and extend the surface life of this valuable asset in the Mahoning Valley.

In 2020, Ryan secured $ 7.8 million in federal COVID-19 funding through the CARES Act for five northeast Ohio airports, including $ 69,000 for Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to help address the impact of the Coronavirus and ongoing airport operations.