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Mahoning County studies crumbling government buildings

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Several Mahoning County government facilities are in desperate need of repair.

Bricks on the upper portion of the Mahoning County Jail are popping out and moving away from the building.  There are also serious concerns about the condition of the courthouse roof.

Fourteen-year-old boilers are allowing water to seep into the floors of the rotunda.
 
Now there's a plan in place to begin addressing some of those repair issues.

County Purchasing Director Jimmy Fortunato tells 21 News that the county will have architects and others evaluate the problems.  Fortunato hopes to recieve information regarding the scope of repair projects. 

"We want to make the buildings safe, put the statues back on." said Fortunato.   

Because of the cost, the work may have to be done in phases.

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