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Hopes for assisted living facility, jobs in McComb

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MCCOMB, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Village of McComb is trying to strengthen their economy. Village officials say the only way to accomplish that goal is to attract new business to their small town.

So they have agreed to pay $7,000 to conduct a feasibility study that will determine the best way to attract businesses to the village. The focus of the study will be creating a nursing home or assisted living center, which would be built on 46 acres of land in the village.

"some of the seniors that live in town call this their home and they've lived here all their lives," said Kevin Siefered, the village administrator. "They don't want to have to move out of town."

Bud Dewiss has lived in McComb for 77 years. He says he doesn't want to be forced to move away when he needs extra care.

"I think most everybody would be excited to see it, because it would be keeping the seniors at hand, families wouldn't have to go so far to see them," Dewiss said.

Local business owner Teresa Andrews says business has been slow, but that would change if there were more jobs in the town. Later this year, a Subway will go inside Great Scot supermarket, and a Dollar General will be built across the street.

"If the Dollar General is coming in, and Subway, and we can get the assisted living in McComb, then a lot of people could find jobs," Andrews said.

She, like others, is hoping job creation will bring new life into her small town.

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