From the (Ohio) News-Herald: Construction soon will begin on Geauga County’s ninth and 10th radio communications towers, which County Sheriff Dan McClelland said will eliminate almost all the dead spots in the county, and allow police and fire departments to communicate by radio during emergencies. The towers also will be used by the county transportation department.

Commissioners this week approved advertising for construction bids for the two towers, estimated to cost about $745,000 and funded with money set aside from a portion of the county’s sales tax.

The 10 towers will be easily switched over from analog to digital mode when the department makes the transition, Special Services Deputy Eric Bartholomew said. Constructing the towers has taken about eight years, partly because the department dealt with separate zoning issues in each township.