Burr Oak Cabins to see Improvements

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has received approval from the State Controlling Board to invest $600,000 for cabin renovations at Burr Oak State Park. 

“Cabins are a great way to experience Ohio State Parks,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “These improvements will offer visitors a top-notch lodging experience during their trip to the great outdoors.” 

Cabin renovations include improvements to the carpeting, base molding, painting, sheetrock, trim, light fixtures, counter tops, sinks and plumbing fixtures, cabinets, windows, window treatments, commodes, interior and exterior doors, flooring materials and finishes, wall treatments, paints and stains, bath fixtures, room furnishings, exterior siding, and roofing. 

The Burr Oak cabins were constructed in 1966, and most of the cabins have not received any renovations since the 1990s. 

Funding for this project was designated in the state’s capital budget passed by the Ohio General Assembly. The State Controlling Board approves final release of the funds. 

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.