Local officials will be marking a major step forward in the remediation of a historic Sebring property. 

According to a press release, Ohio Senator, Michael Rulli, 58th District Representative, Lauren McNally among other local officials and the owner of the property will be celebrating a major milestone in a years-long effort to redevelop the 20-acre Royal China brownfield site at 126 North 15th Street.

The property will undergo delineation testing starting Monday, March 20 at the Sebring Fire Department substation to delineate the precise location of dirt that needs to be removed, and/or surrounded to bring the site up to government-mandated standards for redevelopment.

Previous testing determined that more than 2,300 tons of soil was contaminated.

Environmental specialists will be staffing a drilling rig at the site, pushing two-foot-long soil sampling tubes into the ground, removing them and logging their contents throughout the morning. 

Other officials in attendance will be Representative, Al Cutrona, Sebring Mayor, James Harp, Mahoning County Commissioner, David Ditzler, Mahoning County Land Bank Executive Director, Debora Flora and Mahoning County Treasurer, Dan Yemma.