Area Schools Receive OBWC Grants

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Two Ross County school districts will benefit from recent safety grants awarded by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

The Paint Valley Local School District is to receive $25,393 to purchase equipment necessary for building maintenance. The district will use the funds to purchase three load lifters, three platform lifts, one machinery mover, one vending hand truck, one desk mover, one rolling ladder with platform, and 25-foot scissor lift, and one 19-foot scissor lift.

The Zane Trace Local School District will receive $37,776 for the purchase of equipment for bus and building maintenance. The grant will fund the purchase of one snorkel scissor lift, one material lift, one tommy gate, one brake drum dolly, and one school bus washing system.

Additionally, First Turn Trucking LLC, a local hauler of treated lumber, coils, pallets, and building materials, will receive $37,092 to improve the process of tarping and untarping trucks. That grant will be used to purchase five safety ladders, and two tarping systems.

Elsewhere, in Vinton County, Vinton County Emergency Medical Services is getting $40,000 improve its patient transport process. That funding will allow the purchase of two power load systems for existing power cots.

A total of 110 employers statewide will share more than $2.9-million in Safety Grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

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