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Cuyahoga County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Through the voluntary efforts of a Cleveland property owner, another area brownfield has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA's Voluntary Action Program (VAP), and is ready for redevelopment.

Tiffin Property Approved for Redevelopment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Through the voluntary efforts of the property owner, a Tiffin brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing investigation under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP). Ohio EPA has issued a covenant not to sue to Tiffin University (the volunteer) for the former Rosenblatt Steel property.

Former Kimball Midwest Property Cleared for Redevelopment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Another Columbus brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and remediation through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of 582 West Goodale LLC, the city of Columbus, Wagenbrenner Development Inc., and The Goodale Apartments LLC (the current property owner).

OHFA Board Welcomes New Members; Approves $10.4 Million for Affordable Housing Communities in Adams,...

COLUMBUS - May 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board welcomed three new members yesterday who were recently appointed by Governor John R. Kasich. Gregory Arcaro, CEO of Frontier Community Services, replaces Mark Milligan whose tenure with the Board ended in July 2012. Robert Alexander, Senior Vice President in the Special Assets Capital Recovery Group of the Commercial Real Estate Division of Integra Bank, replaces Roger McCauley whose tenure with the Board ended in December 2012

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of a Single Tenant Family Dollar Property in Jeffersonville,...

Northbrook, IL - May 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm specializing in single tenant assets, has completed the sale of a net leased Family Dollar property located at 300 State Street in Jeffersonville, Ohio for $768,000.

Ohio EPA Seeks Comments on Urban Setting Designation for Lorain County Property

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio EPA is considering a request to grant an Urban Setting Designation (USD) for the Garden Street Redevelopment Property, an industrial and residential area located at 1 through 264 Woodford Avenue and 856/864 Garden Street in Elyria. A USD application for the 45 acre property was submitted by ARCADIS U.S. Inc., on behalf of the city of Elyria. The Agency is seeking public comments before making a final decision.

Attorney General DeWine Seeks Consumer Restitution from Cleveland Roofer and Issues Warning

CLEVELAND - April 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed a lawsuit against Parma resident John Boyd, doing business as J & M Roofing & Contracting. The lawsuit charges Boyd with violating Ohio consumer laws by failing to deliver promised services and performing shoddy work. In light of the lawsuit, DeWine warned consumers to research home improvement contractors carefully.

Matthew Loving enables IDX Broker on Loving Realtors website to create dynamic online real...

EUGENE, OR - April 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce Columbus, Ohio real estate broker Matthew Loving as the latest realty professional to adopt a customizable IDX solution. His website now hosts a dynamic search page that seamlessly integrates thousands of Columbus MLS (CBRMLS) listings to his Loving Realtors website. Potential buyers throughout the Ohio region can experience an online property search comparable to none, on the IDX-enabled website Loving now supports

Turner Joins in Introducing Legislation to Help Homeowners, Revitalize America’s Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) today joined in introducing the Revitalize America Act, which seeks to help reinvigorate and reinvest in America’s older industrial cities by freeing up $1.9 billion in federal aid to help remove blight and repurpose abandoned properties to productive use.

Attorney General DeWine; City of Warren File Suit for Demolition of Former Hospital Site

WARREN, OH - April 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Warren Mayor William D. Franklin, and Warren Law Director Greg Hicks today announced that a lawsuit has been filed against the owners of the former St. Joseph Riverside Hospital to require demolition of the property and reimburse the city for associated costs. The lawsuit was filed by the Ohio Attorney General on behalf of the City of Warren and Warren Deputy Health Commissioner Robert Pinti.

Attorney General DeWine; City of Springfield File Suit Against Negligent Landlord for Demolition Costs

SPRINGFIELD, OH - April 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a lawsuit has been filed against an out-of state landlord whose homes fell into disrepair and were subsequently demolished by the City of Springfield. The lawsuit, filed jointly by the Attorney General and City of Springfield, seeks to reimburse the City for costs associated with three properties which were recently demolished.

Cincinnati Property Meets Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program Requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Through the voluntary efforts of Red Bank Crossing II, another Cincinnati brownfield has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA's Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement with Ohio AMVETS Groups Following Charitable Investigation

COLUMBUS, OH - March 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today Attorney General Mike DeWine announced he has reached an agreement with AMVETS Department of Ohio, AMVETS Career Center and AMVETS Department of Ohio Service Foundation to protect charitable assets raised by those organizations for unemployed veterans and other veteran’s services. The agreement follows an investigation by the Attorney General that uncovered the misappropriation of millions in charitable funds held by the three AMVETS organizations for the benefit of unemployed veterans, veterans in need of career training, ROTC programs, veterans scholarships, veterans hospitals and homeless veterans. The agreement was filed with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

Lorain Properties Receive Covenants Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Through the voluntary efforts of IRG Lorain LLC and the city of Lorain, two portions of the former Ford Lorain Assembly Plant property in Lorain have been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP). IRG Lorain plans to redevelop the properties for commercial/industrial use.

The Gene Group integrates exciting IDX Broker features onto Ohio real estate website

EUGENE, OR - February 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce IDX Broker has been integrated onto the website of broker Eugene Pridgett of The Gene Group. Dayton MLS (DTON) listings are now seamlessly integrated onto Pridgett’s search page, making thousands of detailed property listings instantly available for home seekers and potential clients. With his customized IDX solution, Pridgett now hosts one of the most dynamic and informative real estate websites and searches for Beavercreek, Ohio buyers.

Rep. Dave Joyce Announces Bill Protecting Responsible Homeowners

CLEVELAND - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Dave Joyce announced the Restore Our Neighborhoods Act, H.R. 656, which will protect responsible home owners by allocating funds to demolish vacant, abandoned, or foreclosed properties. Congressman Joyce released the following statement:

Asbestos Material Dumped in Swanton Area Woods; Ohio EPA Seeks Information to Nab Dumper

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A large quantity of pipe insulation containing asbestos was illegally dumped on a property near Swanton last fall. Ohio EPA is seeking assistance from anyone who may have seen activity at the dump site or at an area commercial or school building.

REPS. FUDGE, JOYCE AND KAPTUR INTRODUCE THE RESTORE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ACT

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH - February 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge is pleased to announce introduction of legislation to aid states and cities in addressing the need to demolish vacant and abandoned properties. The Restore our Neighborhoods Act of 2013 (H.R. 656) was jointly introduced by Congresswoman Fudge (OH-11), Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) and unveiled today at a news conference in Cleveland.

Ohio Federal Court Bars Appraiser of Historic-Preservation Easements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal court in Cleveland has barred MAI-designated real estate appraiser Michael Ehrmann and his firm, Jefferson & Lee Appraisals Inc., from preparing property appraisals for federal tax purposes, the Justice Department announced today. Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio signed the civil injunction order against Ehrmann and Jefferson & Lee Appraisals. The defendants consented to the injunction without admitting the allegations against them.

Attorney General DeWine Praises Efforts of City of Mansfield, Richland County to Demolish Abandoned...

MANSFIELD, OH - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker and several other Richland County officials at the demolition of an abandoned house made possible by a grant from his Demolition Grant Program. The property at 102 Raymond Avenue in Mansfield is one of many properties in Ohio that have been demolished through efforts by local communities and the Attorney General's Demolition Grant Program.

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Affordable Housing Out Of Reach for Low-Income Families in Ohio

Report Demonstrates Need To Expand Ohio Housing Trust Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohioans need to earn at least $14.45 an hour in order...

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Stivers Statement on the Conference Report of Tax Cuts and Jobs...

The following can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) regarding the Conference Report of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “During the Conference process, I have fought for what I know is important to the families in the 15th District