COLUMBUS—Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) today announced that two historical renovation projects in Mansfield, Ohio have received funding through the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program.

"It is exciting to see the benefit this program is having in our community," said President Obhof. "I have long supported the Historic Preservation Tax Credit, and I am glad to see it is working locally. I look forward to seeing the newly renovated homes."

This marks the first time Mansfield has received funds through this program. Renovations will be made to the "Hedrick House" located at 159 N. Walnut Street and the house located at 46 Park Avenue West. Built in the 1860s, both homes have been vacant for a number of years.

In total, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $28,370,452 through the program to rehabilitate 22 historic buildings in 11 communities across the state. Developers do not receive the tax credit until project construction is complete and all program requirements are verified.

Applications are received bi-annually in March and September for the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit. For more information about the program, click here.