Ohio Controlling Board releases $1 million improvements at Kent State

By Marc Kovac | R-C Capital Bureau Published:

COLUMBUS - The state Controlling Board released $1 million-plus Monday for improvement projects at Kent State University campuses in Portage County and beyond.

More than $422,000 will go toward piping and ceiling replacements at the Kent building that houses KSU's music and speech department. The project involves relocating water lines from a basement to a first-floor ceiling, with Standard Plumbing & Heating of Canton serving as the contractor.

Nearly $155,000 will be used to replaced the atrium skylight in Henderson Hall, replacing the original three-story skylight with solar-tinted, insulating glass, according to documents. DZI Construction Services of Clarkston, Mich., will serve as contractor.

The Controlling Board also released more than $233,000 for roof replacements at KSU Ashtabula campus and $461,277 for new air conditioning at the university's Geauga County campus.

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