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LIBERTY TWP., Ohio - Liberty Township trustees have approved a plan to remove an apartment complex that's been the target of arsonists.

Three of the vacant Barkley Square apartment buildings have been burned by unknown suspects.

It's believed the complex on Naylor-Lloyd Road has been empty for at least the last five years.

Grant money will pay for asbestos removal from the buildings. The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing township to then set the buildings on fire one last time, for a burn-off training exercise for firefighters.

But the work to remove eyesores throughout the township is not done yet.

"We're looking at other apartments on Coloniel. I don't know if we can do the same thing there," says Township Administrator Pat Ungaro. "We've got to do something and we've condemned them already."

The apartments will be burned down, one building at a time.

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