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Bill would allow quicker foreclosures of nuisance properties

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

A bipartisan effort that would cut by half the amount of time it takes for a city or other municipality to foreclose on nuisance properties secured a first hearing before a committee in the Ohio House of Representatives recently.

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Date Published: June 15, 2018

 

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