Last updated 9:25PM ET
December 13, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Guersney facility to close as part of state budget cuts
(WOUB) - A Guernsey County mental health facility is a casualty of Governor Strickland's budget cuts.

The Cambridge campus of Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare will shut its doors as part of the plan to help the state reconcile a projected budget shortfall that could total nearly $2 billion by June 2009.

The state also plans to shutdown another mental hospital in Dayton.

Patients from those two locations will be shifted to facilities in Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati and the Athens campus of Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare.

Democratic state representative Jennifer Garrison is vowing to fight to keep the Cambridge facility open.

In a press release, the 93rd District lawmaker says she is shocked and outraged that this facility was on the chopping bloc.

In addition to closing the two mental health care facilities, Strickland says the state will also cut up to 2,700 jobs in an attempt to correct Ohio's budget woes.
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