Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction




Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Terry J. Collins, Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       October 31, 2007





WHAT:            Lima Correctional Institution Study Committee to Hear Public Testimony


                        The Lima Correctional Institution Study Committee will hold an open meeting in Lima, Ohio to hear public testimony regarding the highest and best use for the Lima Correctional Institution. 


WHEN:            Friday, November 16, 2007

                        4:00 p.m. Ė 8:00 p.m.


WHERE:          UAW/Ford/ Rhodes State Training Center

                        1155 Bible Road

                        Lima, Ohio 45801


WHO:              The Lima Correctional Institution Study Committee is chaired by Terry Collins, Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.  The members of the committee include Senator Stephen Austria, Senator Timothy Grendell, Representative Robert Hagan, Representative Robert Latta, Senator Lance Mason, Senator Shirley Smith, Representative John White, and Representative Tyrone Yates.


                        The meeting is open to all members of the public who have an interest in the business before the Committee.  Individuals who wish to present oral testimony before the Committee are encouraged to register in advance to be placed on the agenda and provide a written copy of their testimony for the record.  


WHY:              The Lima Correctional Institution Study Committee is charged with objectively reviewing the status of the Lima Correctional Institution, which was closed in 2003, and procuring an independent feasibility study to examine the highest and best future use for the facility.   The Committee shall consider the results of the independent study and submit a report of their findings to the Governor, President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives no later than April 1, 2008.


CONTACT:     Interested parties may register to provide oral testimony by submitting an email request to drc.limacommittee@odrc.state.oh.us or by contacting Julie Walburn, DRC Committee Coordinator at 614-752-1680.  To allow the Committee to organize the testimony, requests should include the individualís name, organization, city of residence, telephone number, email address, and subject of the testimony.