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Introducing a Bill to Renew National Heritage Designation for the Ohio & Erie Canalway

The Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is a vital part of Northeast Ohio’s economy.

In July, Senator Brown introduced a bill that would renew the National Heritage designation of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Corridor, which includes more than eighty miles of Towpath Trail that runs through Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas Counties. Sen. Brown’s bill would renew the canalway’s designation as a historic landmark for an extra ten years, making it eligible to receive federal funding.

The Ohio & Erie Canalway Corridor attracts more than 2.5 million tourists per year and has leveraged almost $350 million since 1996 in private, local, state, and federal investments, including $85 million from the Towpath Trail alone.

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