COLUMBUS -- A state lawmaker panel OK'd more than $400,000 Tuesday for trail projects in Portage and Summit counties.

The Controlling Board approved $301,139 for a new asphalt walk in Hudson and $131,250 for a multi-use trail through Hiram College.

Both were among more than $6.2 million in Clean Ohio Trail Fund monies awarded statewide. A total of 22 projects received grants this year.

Hudson Parks will use its award toward a $911,000 veterans trail project, continuing construction of the 10-foot-wide path down Prospect Street along Morse Road, according to documents.

Hiram College will put the funding toward an $875,000 trail "running from a trailhead on Winrock Road" through the campus "to a second proposed trailhead on Wakefield Road on State Route 305," according to documents, which added. "This is the first phase of a Hiram College connector into the Headwaters Trail."

In other business Tuesday, the Controlling Board released $64,000 for ductwork modifications and other heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements in the library building at Kent State University's Stark campus. Peters, Tschantz & Associate of Akron is handling the work.

Marc Kovac is the Dix Capital Bureau Chief. Email him at or on Twitter at OhioCapitalBlog.