"They can now use our airport to fly farther," Von Hagel said.
BUILDING A BETTER AIRPORT
* The runway will grow from 3,414 to 5,000 feet, which can accommodate corporate jets.
* More hangars will be built, increasing capacity to 300 planes from the current 100 or so.
* The county hopes the result is more businesses --- and hence more jobs --- will be attracted to the area around the airport.
In the past two years, Carroll County has collected more than $750,000 in payments from the private companies that lease corporate hangars at the Carroll County Regional Airport, local authorities...
The Lorain County Regional Airport plans to lengthen its runway by more than 25 percent, a move that could reignite concern in nearby Oberlin and its world-renowned music school.
Under the plan, the state would reimburse the city for most of the $24 million project over three to six years.