Warren demos 100th home with state funding - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Warren demos 100th home with state funding

WARREN, Ohio -The city of Warren reaches a milestone, as it tries to rid neighborhood blight.

The city demolished its 100th home Tuesday. One of the condemned homes on Columbia Place Southwest was ripped down. The city is spending the remainder of its $1.3 million in state funding for home demolitions, through May of this year.

"We still have a lot of work to do, there's probably over 200 more structures we want to get down," Doug Franklin says, Warren mayor.

About 50 more homes will be demolished using the state funding, but Mayor Franklin says he's waiting to hear if more money will become available through the state.

"We will be aggressively pursuing the Hardest Hit Fund, which is a new pot of money, we're going to go after that will all our resources to make sure we get use of it," Franklin says.

Senator Rob Portman toured a Warren neighborhood in August and shared how he, along with other lawmakers, were working to help Ohio cities tear down vacant and condemned homes. 

Portman introduced the Neighborhood Safety Act, which would allow money allocated to the state's Hardest Hit Fund to be used for blight demolitions.

According to Portman's office in August, Ohio had nearly 100,000 vacant properties awaiting demolition.
  • SpotlightSpotlightMore>>

  • Updated

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
  • Around the WebMore>>

  • 2 boaters found dead in Lake Erie; 2 more missing

    2 boaters found dead in Lake Erie; 2 more missing

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:49:32 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the bodies of two of four missing boaters in western Lake Erie have been recovered off the Ohio shoreline. Officials say they recovered the bodies of two females Thursday.More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the bodies of two of four missing boaters in western Lake Erie have been recovered off the Ohio shoreline. Officials say they recovered the bodies of two females Thursday.More >>
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...More >>
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.More >>
  • Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:34:39 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms