A bill to rename a highway after a local fallen Trooper passed through state Senate Wednesday.

Senator Sean O'Brien of Bazetta announced that the state senate passed the bill to rename the north and southbound lanes of Route 7 between routes 82 and 305 in Trumbull County in honor of James A. Fredericka.

The late Fredericka was a former State Trooper who was stationed in Warren.

Patrolman Fredericka passed away eight days after sustaining injuries from a traffic crash on State Route 7 on April 30, 1953.

The potential highway renaming to the "James A. Fredericka Memorial Highway" is included in House Bill 276 that was initially introduced to rename a highway in northwest Ohio.

That bill was amended to include other road-naming amendments throughout the state.

The bill now goes to the governor for his signature.