Nick McWilliams reporting – Federally allocated funds will be distributed locally through Governor Mike DeWine’s office.

Those dollars are a part of $2 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The effort is targeted at the workforces of rural regions that have been hit hardest by the substance abuse epidemic.

DeWine said in a release that the funds can be used for recovery-focused job training, which support residents in need and bolster the state economy.

The Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation based out of Dover has been selected for $50,000, with the intent of creating a recovery-to-work program.

According to the proposal, that program would help low-income residents in their recovery efforts, while creating a stable career path.

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