Many Local Ohio Arts Groups Miss Out On State Funds


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Last month, the Ohio Arts Council awarded $18.2 million in grants to arts organizations statewide.

Not surprisingly, a lot of the money went to the three biggest cities in the state - Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati - but Mahoning County didn't fare poorly.

Mahoning County, which makes up slightly more than 2% of the state's population, received nine grants totaling $166,501.

Trumbull County, which makes up slightly less than 2% of the state's population, received only two grants for $5,629 combined.

Trumbull County, however, received only 1% of the money allotted.

"We did not turn down any applications from your counties," says the council's executive director, Donna Mullane.

For the last seven years, all 88 counties in Ohio have received some form of funding for the arts. Read the Entire Article


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