September 27, 2022

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Belmont County Land Bank remove three abandoned buildings in Bridgeport

BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF)–Once a building is remaining vacant, it can stand untouched for a long time with almost nothing remaining but character swallowing it entire.  

Three dilapidated properties in Bridgeport are currently being torn down soon after many years of neglect. 

 A nearby neighbor claims he’s been waiting yrs for any individual to choose control of the house. 

Officials say this is just a single illustration, but properties like this stand all more than the county, tarnishing the elegance of the city.  

Mike Bianconi, Peace township trustee suggests this would not be probable without having the enable of Belmont County Land Bank and the state treasure, Kathy Kelich. 

The legislation are not prepared for us as a Township trustee or towns and villages to go and thoroughly clean these up as considerably as every person thinks they would be. If it was simple, we’d would have it performed.

If it wasn’t for her prior to her taking around the land lender, we ended up acquiring practically nothing carried out in Belmont County. I myself have attended conferences for almost certainly 3 1/2 years on this just these structures it usually takes a very long time.

Mike Bianconi, Peace township trustee, Belmont County  

This specific property they have setting up on Tuesday, has been vacant and sitting abandoned for about 25-years.

Once every thing is taken off, he says the program is to place recycling bins on the land for the neighborhood to make use of.