The Huron County commissioners ended all suspense Thursday and voted down the airport's federal grant application.
The application needed the commissioners' approval and signature before it could be forwarded to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its consideration.
The vote to turn down the application was 3-0.
The commissioners also voted to send a four-page letter to Dennis Sokol, airport board president, and the airport board members explaining the reasons for their decision.
The grant could have brought about $232,000 in federal funds to the airport for improvements, including tree removal and drainage work.
See Friday's Norwalk Reflector for complete story.