Over $100,000 in funding will be coming to the City of Youngstown.

State Rep. Lauren McNally announced $192,382 in state funds from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Clean Ohio Trails Fund has been awarded to the City of Youngstown to connect Youngstown State University with Wick Park.

"Connecting the different parts of a city is vital to the overall health of a community," said Rep. McNally. "I applaud the city of Youngstown for continuing to create opportunities for connections like this one. I know this will add value to all the other work going on in the Downtown/Northside corridor."

The $192,382 funding will support a connection between YSU and the following:

• Wick Park, described as a regional recreational asset

• Vital workers

• Recently completed sharrows and protected bike lanes on 5th avenue

• State Bicycle Route 70

It also connects the bicycle deficient zone with other municipalities with existing and planned routes of connection to Youngstown, Boardman and Niles.

"I'm excited about this connection and all the people in our area who will benefit from it once completed," said Rep. McNally.