Abandoned Ohio Home To Be Restored For Veterans

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A northeastern Ohio home built in 1887 and abandoned in recent years will be turned into transitional housing for veterans returning from active duty.

The Trumbull County Land Bank program selectively publicized that it would offer the Warren property for free if it found a renovator with the plans and financial support for the more than $460,000 needed to restore it.

The Warren Tribune Chronicle ( ) reports a woman in nearby Youngstown who learned about the property through a Facebook post came forward with the plan for a privately funded renovation to create a home for several veterans.

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom Queen Anne-style home includes details like carved wooden columns and a decommissioned elevator.

Debris-clearing work at the property was scheduled to begin this weekend.

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Information from: The Tribune Chronicle,

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