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Commission accepts dilapidated housing demolition bid

More than 2 dozen units to be razed

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Logan County's commissioners are, from left, Tony Core, John Bayliss and Dustin Wickersham. To contact the commission, call 599-7284 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

More than two dozen dilapidated housing units throughout Logan County will be demolished this year under the Ohio Attorney General’s Moving Ohio Forward program.

Thursday, the Logan County Commissioners accepted a $177,400 bid from Levan’s Excavating Inc. for the 27-unit project.

That will work out to a little more than $6,500 per residential unit.

Commissioner Dustin Wickersham said the county is asking the AG office for extension to use another $100,000 so the county can have more time to review additional properties and obtain property owner permission for each demolition.

Mr. Wickersham noted the commissioners visited each property and reviewed the ownership of each.

There are demolitions the commissioners will not approve, they said Thursday, particularly if it would increase the value of the property and help it sell.

In those cases, the commissioners said, the property owners should cover demolition themselves.

Commissioner John Bayliss also noted that the costs for the demolition work will be assessed as liens on the properties so the county can recover the money at the time of sale.

Set for demolition are:

• 254 S. Dean St., West Mansfield;

• 106-108 Miami St., Quincy (apartments count as four units);

• 10704 Columbus St., Middleburg (old school converted to apartments and counts as 12 units);

• 2109 State Route 540, Bellefontaine;

• 3648 County Road 55, Bellefontaine;

• 11439 County Road 10, East Liberty;

• 317 Carlisle St., Quincy;

• 320 W. Center St., West Mansfield;

• 211 N. Main St., West Mansfield;

• 319 E. Main St., Quincy;

• 8891 Walnut St., Lakeview;

• 119 S. Madriver St., Bellefontaine; and

• 245 Midway Ave., Lakeview.

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