Last of 151 houses torn down in Warren

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The last of 151 homes in Warren scheduled to be torn down using state and city funds has come down.

Crews were busy Wednesday morning demolishing the house on Chestnut Avenue N.E.

The home was torn down with the last of the Moving Ohio Forward money the city received to address the vacant structures in Warren.

Warren received $500,000 from the program created by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The city matched the funds bringing the total to $1 million.

“It is so important because it has several effects. First and foremost, the surrounding neighbors are pleased as punch because their neighborhood’s property values are stabilized and the neighborhood is a lot safer because of it,” said Warren Mayor Doug Franklin.

More demolitions are on the way thanks to some federal money that is making its way to Trumbull County. The area recently received a $3.2 million from the federal Hardest Hit Program to tear down vacant houses.

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