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WARREN, Ohio - Three Warren city departments, will have a new home in the new year.

The city handed over a signed check of almost $2.5 million Friday, to purchase the Gibson Building.

The East Market Street office complex will house the city's health, community development and treasurer's departments in the basement and the building's first two floors.

"The beauty of it is that it has a tenant in it that generates income that's going to cover the mortgage for us, the debt service, as well as give us some extra income," Mayor Doug Franklin says.

The Social Security Administration offices will remain as tenants in the building, along with the Trumbull County WIC Program offices.

A move-in date for the spring is in the works and for some city employees, the change over can't come soon enough. The current building where the departments are located now on Main Avenue Southwest will either go to auction or face possible demolition due to the structure's current condition.

The building's name could change, but the city's not yet officially decided. 

"But we want to always acknowledge Mr. Gibson's contributions and the fact that he built this building, so we will always have a reminder of his construction company," Franklin says.
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