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Abandoned factory is nuisance to neighbors

DEFIANCE COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Anold, abandoned factory in Defiance County is taking a toll on neighbors.

Theformer home to SK Tool, located at East Hopkins and Buckeye is deteriorating,leaving a mess for those living nearby.

Thewindows are broken, metal pieces hang off the edge, and people say there's noway it's structurally stable.

"Thefence falls apart," said Norma Davis, who lives near the factory. "Parts of thefence come over here all the time."

"Eachtime we get a high wind, some of the roof gets torn out and ends up inneighbors' yards," added Robert Vieira.

Nowcounty officials say they're working on finding a solution. They're in theprocess of looking for EPA and other grants that could be used to either cleanup or demolish the factory.

Untilfunding is found, Richland Township trustees say they will continue to do whatthey can and, at the very least, make sure the fence is secure so no kids canget inside.

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