(10/08/2011)

New steps and trail will provide great workout

A new trail and steps leading from Grantsville and Rt. 16 to the Minnie Hamilton Health complex and the Calhoun County Health Department is expected to bring a good cardiac workout to residents, according to Janet Heiney, Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department.

The cost of the project, which is almost complete, is $13,680.00.

Change the Future WV is providing the connector which begins with 120' of steps and leads to a 150' gravel path, followed by 24' of steps that leads to Route 16 adjacent the town parking lot. There will be a resting bench on the trail.

The path will be called The Ruth Looney Trail, as the idea originated from Ruth Looney, Office Assistant in the Calhoun Health Department Office.

"Ruth is an avid walker and stated how it would be nice to have a shortcut to town so she could walk to the post office to get the mail. And so, the seed was planted and the idea took off," said Heiney.

"It is our hope the trail will be utilized by people coming and going to Minnie Hamilton Health Systems, Calhoun Dental Clinic, Rainbow Day Care, and the Health Department, or folks just looking for a good place to walk," she said.


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