Butler County land bank may get extra money to demolish eyesores (Journal-News)

By Denise G. Callahan, Journal News

A new $97.6 million infusion of federal funding means more eyesores will be erased throughout Ohio and Butler County.

The Butler County Land Bank has already spent almost $7 million in federal, state and local funding to demolish about 600 unsightly structures in Middletown and Hamilton — the county’s two biggest cities.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said today that $97.6 million in federal Hardest Hit Funds — $2 billion worth for the entire country — will come home to Ohio.

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