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NORTHWOOD, OH (Toledo News Now) -
officials in Northwood call the vacant Woodville Mall an eyesore and a nuisance
to the community. They're hoping a court ruling this week will agree with them
so they can move forward with bringing change to the location.
been almost two years since the mall closed. All that's left is a Sears
store, cracked cement, and weeds growing out of the pavement. Officials say
that is not how they want Northwood represented.
we're asking that they rehab it, or that they tear it down," said City
Administrator Bob Anderson.
windows are boarded up, but that's not stopping people from breaking into the
holes in the roof, there's water leaking in," Anderson said. "There is a lot of
water damage inside. There is a lot of destruction from people, vandals that
have gotten in there, so it's in pretty bad shape."
court hearing is scheduled Thursday with the property owner. The city will know
then what can be done. Some residents say the property is in such bad shape,
they just want to see it torn down.
like to see it gone, first of all. Maybe some housing, maybe a park," said
Stephanie Moore. "Woodville is nothing like Navarre now. Navarre is developing
and Woodville is going down. This used to be like Navarre and Route 20, and now