Johnson, farmers meet up
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farm Bureau presidents from throughout U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson’s district met with him on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, wrapping up their part of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s annual presidents trip to Washington.
Among the issues brought up to the Marietta Republican in his office in the Longworth Building was the extension of U.S. Route 30 limited-access highway from Canton through East Liverpool.
Dave Vollnogle, president of the Columbiana County Farm Bureau, said that while a short extension of the expressway recently was approved, the remainder of the road could be as much as 15 years away because of red tape, even if the money to build the road was there. Vollnogle said with the port at Wellsville and East Liverpool, it would seem important to complete.