WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The city of Mansfield is moving ahead with its plan to purchase the former Woodville School at 875 Woodville Road. }}" />

   
 
 
City Moving Ahead With Plans To Buy Woodville School

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 5/22/2013The city of Mansfield is moving ahead with its plan to purchase the former Woodville School at 875 Woodville Road. The structure will be up for bid at the sheriff's auction sale this Friday. The city's economic development committee discussed the issue at their meeting Tuesday. The structure was closed more than 20 years ago. Since then the property has changed hands with a number of owners. In 2008, Mansfield Market Place LLC, purchased the building from Sky Woodville LLC, to develop a mini-mall. The project was never completed. Economic Development Director Tim Bowersock said the county treasurer's office took the owner to court in a foreclosure action for not paying the property taxes. The deliquent taxes total $7,379. Bowersock said the city has demolition orders on the property that were stayed to allow the owners the opportunity to continue with their plans which did not happen. Bowersock said the demolition has been estimated to cost between $70,000 to $150,000. He said the city could have the job done for about $80,000. Bowersock said once the demolition is complete the city is considering putting the property up for resale.  
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The release of the new Apple iPhone 6 Friday attracted large crowds to cell phone stores across the country, including the Verizon store on Lexington-Springmill Road in Ontario. Full Story
Image1 Ontario High School has a new and unique way of revving-up spirit on Fridays before home football games. Full Story
 
Image1 A motorcycle driver is hospitalized in Columbus after colliding with a semi-truck hauling a flatbed trailer south of Bellville. Full Story
Image1 An assisted living center in Ontario is set to undergo a $2-million expansion and renovation project. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Ground Broken For Ontario Pointe Expansion

Ontario Dog Park

Girls' Night Out

Home invasion suspect arrested

Free confronting bullying workshop offered for teachers

Democratic Attorney General Candidate Visits Mansfield

OhioHEalth MedCentral Expansion Helps Benefit Local Economy

OSU-Mansfield/NC-State Release Survey Results

Richland County Transit Hosts Transportation Summit

United Way Of Ashland County Kicks-off 2015 Campaign

Trial date set for man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend

More News