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Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:27 p.m.

Eight Western Pennsylvania airports received a combined $1.1 million in state grant money to help pay for improvement projects and equipment, Gov. Tom Corbett's office said Tuesday.

Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin received $397,500 to buy airfield maintenance equipment and make improvements to its terminal.

Other recipients: John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, $168,750 to buy airfield maintenance equipment; Finleyville Airpark in Washington County, $165,000 to prepare a site for new hangars and remove obstructions near its runway; Butler County Airport, $150,000 to build a fueling station; McVille Airport in Armstrong County, $93,750 to buy snow-removal equipment; Butler Farm Show Airport, $45,000 to remove obstructions near its runway; Rostraver Airport in Westmoreland County, $30,000 to buy airfield maintenance equipment; and Indiana County-Jimmy Stewart Airport, $18,750 to monitor wetlands.

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