Officials in Clark County say a $3 million project to relocate a road away from a military base is necessary for security reasons and will help keep the facility open.
The Dayton Daily News reports that moving the road away from the Springfield Air National Guard base is necessary to satisfy post-9/11 military security standards.
Officials say moving the 1.4 miles of Route 794 will help keep the base open and preserve the 1,000 or so jobs there. The local chamber of commerce has estimated that the base has an annual economic impact of $95.2 million in Springfield.
An Ohio soldier killed this week in Afghanistan will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The Department of Defense said 25-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Wesley "Wes" Williams died Monday in Kandahar of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his Army unit with an improvised explosive device.
His wife, Krista Williams, told the Dayton Daily News she was flying this week to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pick up his body, prior to his burial in the national cemetery.
Williams was a 2006 graduate of Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle, near Dayton.