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Abandoned factory is nuisance to neighbors

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DEFIANCE COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

An old, abandoned factory in Defiance County is taking a toll on neighbors.

The former home to SK Tool, located at East Hopkins and Buckeye is deteriorating, leaving a mess for those living nearby.

The windows are broken, metal pieces hang off the edge, and people say there's no way it's structurally stable.

"The fence falls apart," said Norma Davis, who lives near the factory. "Parts of the fence come over here all the time."

"Each time we get a high wind, some of the roof gets torn out and ends up in neighbors' yards," added Robert Vieira.

Now county officials say they're working on finding a solution. They're in the process of looking for EPA and other grants that could be used to either clean up or demolish the factory.

Until funding is found, Richland Township trustees say they will continue to do what they can and, at the very least, make sure the fence is secure so no kids can get inside.

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