Three Ohio airports including Akron-Canton Regional get federal sustainability grants

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration has granted three Ohio airports more than half a million dollars to be used for environment-friendly initiatives.

The federal agency on Thursday announced that the Akron-Canton Regional, Dayton-Wright Brothers and Kent State University airports are among the 20 facilities nationwide that will receive sustainability grants.

The airports can use the money in projects that can help reduce noise and water usage, improve air quality and bring down emissions from ground-based vehicles.

The airport in North Canton received $234,000, the one in Miamisburg south of Dayton got $180,000, and Kent State's facility was awarded more than $102,000.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement said the grants will help protect the health of the local communities that the airports serve.

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