ODNR Grants for Local Fire Departments

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry approved grant funding for 77 projects totaling over $491,000 for fire departments in rural areas of Ohio.

In Muskingum County Wayne Township/Duncan Falls Fire Department will receive over $7,400 for structure fire personal protective equipment.

Hopewell Township, Shawnee and Somerset/Reading Township Volunteer Fire Departments will also see funding in Perry County totaling over $19,000. Hopewell Township will purchase Marcs Communications Devices and wildfire tools. Shawnee will purchase a UTV and wildfire tools and Somerset/Reading a UTV and trailer.

Madison Township Fire Department in Licking County will get $5,000 for Marcs Communication devices.

The funding comes from the ODNR Division of Forestry Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Program.

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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.