Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohioans Face Looming Deadline For “Demolition Grants”
Ohio communities with blighted neighborhoods have until Monday to apply for demolition grants.
The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has $75,000,000 set aside to tear down abandoned, foreclosed homes.
There are at least 100,000 abandoned properties across the state, including more than 6,000 in Columbus. Demolition advocates say razing these sites prevents crime and helps maintain property values.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition program earlier this year. It’s funded with money from the national mortgage settlement.