Belmont County Land Bank remove three abandoned buildings in Bridgeport

BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF)–Once a making is left vacant, it can stand untouched for many years with nothing left but character swallowing it whole.  

Three dilapidated properties in Bridgeport are getting torn down just after yrs of neglect. 

 A close by neighbor suggests he’s been waiting around decades for any individual to get manage of the house. 

Officials say this is just 1 illustration, but properties like this stand all around the county, tarnishing the splendor of the town.  

Mike Bianconi, Peace township trustee says this would not be attainable without the need of the assist of Belmont County Land Financial institution and the state treasure, Kathy Kelich. 

The rules are not written for us as a Township trustee or towns and villages to go and clear these up as substantially as all people thinks they would be. If it was straightforward, we’d would have it completed.

If it wasn’t for her prior to her having about the land lender, we have been having almost nothing performed in Belmont County. I myself have attended meetings for probably 3 1/2 many years on this just these buildings it takes a extensive time.

Mike Bianconi, Peace township trustee, Belmont County  

This specific property they have starting off on Tuesday, has been empty and sitting down abandoned for about 25-years.

Once anything is eliminated, he says the approach is to put recycling bins on the land for the neighborhood to employ.