CLEVELAND - Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in Portage County is one of three sites being proposed by the Ohio House of Representatives and the state Senate to the U.S. Department of Defense as a potential base for an East Coast Missile Defense System, according to our media partners at the Akron Beacon Journal.
State Sen. Sean O'Brien (D-Bazetta) said the other two sites being considered, New York and Michigan, hired lobbying firms for an extra push of approval, The Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Supporters say the base would provide high-paying jobs and spark economic growth in the area. Missile-base systems contain defense missiles that are used to intercept a ballistic missile.
The proposed Ravenna site would join California and Alaska as the other two sites.