Recently the Scioto County Commissioners submitted a $326,000 capital request to the state of Ohio, the Portsmouth Daily Times reported.

The commissioners are seeking funding to construct a campground in Earl Thomas Conley Park in West Portsmouth.

According the application submitted to the state by the commissioners, “The project will develop county property into a campground that will hold 60 campsites. The project will create three jobs and create tremendous tourism opportunities in Scioto County.”

The estimated project cost is $676,472 with $326,472 of the necessary funding being requested from the state.

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