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Three state airports to receive funding for upgrades

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Airports in Marion, Mason and Mercer counties will receive a total of $939,000 in federal funding for improvements.

U.S. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin announced the Federal Aviation Administration grants Monday.

The Fairmont Municipal-Frankman Field will receive $600,000 to help the airport meet design standards.

The Mason County Airport in Point Pleasant will get $189,210 for airfield operations and runway lighting.

The Mercer County Airport in Bluefield will receive $150,000 for snow removal equipment.



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