The FAA has a contract with a company that runs the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport tower, he said.
"I guess this shows they are willing to break the contract with that company," Moore said.
He said he hopes this FAA proposal isn't foreshadowing more cuts to come, such as a drop in military air travel or a reduced Transportation Security Administration staff.
"I hope closing the tower would be a short-term thing, but you never know," he said. "I hope they wouldn't just leave this big building here vacant."
Yeager Airport spokesman Brian Belcher said he hasn't talked to anyone at the FAA about the proposal, but thinks the agency would eliminate the 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. control shift. Two FAA employees are in the control facility during that time, he said.
Only private aircraft, such as FedEx or UPS, fly into Yeager that early in the morning. No commercial airpcraft would be affected, Belcher said.
"We have concerns with what hours they are they talking about," he said. " If it's something different than that, we will have to have a discussion about it."
Tri-State Airport Director Jerry Brienza did not return phone messages Friday evening.
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