Good coverage: Deserving of thanks 2016.03.23

A well-deserved thank you to the State Line Observer for the comprehensive coverage of Fayette's Industrial Parkway Road project. This project (which began in December 2013) involved a great deal of time, energy and effort in gathering the necessary information to develop a project that will retain jobs and lay the foundation for further growth in our community. 

I greatly appreciate the contributions of the Fulton County Engineers Office, Ohio Department of Development, the Fulton County Community Improvement Corporation, the Fulton County Revolving Loan Fund, the Industrial Parkway industries involved, Jobs Ohio, Maumee Valley Planning, the Gorham Township Trustees as well as Arcadis for their technical support and insight on the development of this project.

Following the creation of the Industrial Parkway Plan, numerous meetings were conducted to discuss all the needs and identification of possible funding sources.  

While some were hesitant to go forward with the project, it was through ongoing coverage in the Observer that a very necessary and long overdue project finally moved forward.

Without David Green's publication of information and the Observer's coverage of the project, citizens would have been none the wiser. Thank you for your efforts in letting the citizens of Fayette, and the many people who worked on and supported this project, understand that progress in securing our economic base continues.

– Ruth B. Marlatt

Gorham Street, Fayette