By Wayne Allen, Portsmouth Daily News
Recently officials with the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) facilitated a meeting between officials from the City of Portsmouth, Village of New Boston and Scioto County to talk about establishing a county land bank.
The city of Portsmouth has established a similar program with the Land Reutilization Program (LRP). Officials are hopeful to take the successes of the LRP to a program county wide.
SOPA brought in officials with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy to discuss what efforts need to be made to establish a county land bank.