Better broadband for Harrison County

T-L Photo/ADAM TYCHONSKI Harrison County Sheriff Ronald J. Myers addresses the county commissioners about the broadband equipment project in hopes of requesting state permission to use the towers.

CADIZ — Harrison County commissioners are trying to broaden broadband services in the area.

During a regular county commission meeting on Wednesday, Sheriff Ronald J. Myers asked that a letter requesting use of the Multi-Area Radio Communication System towers be used to better broadband services. The letter would be asking the state of Ohio for the county to be allowed to hang broadband internet equipment from the MARCS towers. This would allow better broadband services to reach people throughout the county who have had little to no internet service.

Commissioner Paul Coffland said that a grant had been received in late March for this project, but permission has not yet been granted from the state.

Myers also said that the closing of County Road 51, which was voted upon during the June 6 meeting, is underway. The county engineer met with representatives for Apex Energy, and crews have begun to re-dig the ditches along the roadway. Apex has begun to grind stone to be used in filling holes that plague the road. Myers said he believes they are now moving in the right direction to getting the road up to par.