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Empty Findlay buildings to be auctioned

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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Some empty buildings in downtown Findlay could soon see new life.

Four buildings were scheduled to be demolished, but the Hancock County Commissioners voted to put them up for auction instead.

"We're putting them out for a minimum $340,000 to see if we can get that price point met, and then maybe get some continued investment in the Findlay-Hancock County area," said Commissioner Brian Robertson.

A development group recently contacted commissioners with potential plans for the buildings, which sparked the commissioners' interest.

Some residents said they don't like having the empty buildings, but would like to see them have another chance.

"If the city can sell them and earn the money, then they should do that," said resident Tobin Prowant. "I just don't think we should hold on to things that don't help the city."

The auction is scheduled for May 9. If the buildings – three on South Main and one on Dorney Plaza – don't sell, commissioners say they will be torn down.

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