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Mahoning commissioners say no more expensive Oak Hill renovations

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Mahoning County Commissioners say they're no longer going to fund expensive and extensive renovations to the county owned Oak Hill Renaissance building.

The controversial former hospital that was purchased by the county with a focus on making it a one stop shop for county owned services, has become a cost the county can no longer afford according to Commissioners.

But there are some expenses for repairs that can't be ignored, including a sidewalk in front of the Head Start building, and the broken parking deck gate.

"For renovations, for bricks and mortar, we can't afford that anymore.", said County Commissioner Carol Rimedio Righetti.  "These type of issues are safety issues that would affect not only our employees, but people that are coming into that building."

Commissioner Righetti says the county has spent $15-million to  renovate the Oak Hill building.

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