Scrappers scavenging property after nursing home demolished - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Scrappers scavenging property after nursing home demolished

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • FBI arrests 120, recovers 84 children in human trafficking sting

    FBI arrests 120, recovers 84 children in human trafficking sting

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:04 AM EDT2017-10-19 11:04:01 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:42 AM EDT2017-10-19 11:42:20 GMT

    The youngest victim recovered this year was a 3-month-old girl, and the average age of victims recovered during the operation was 15 years old. 

    More >>

    The youngest victim recovered this year was a 3-month-old girl, and the average age of victims recovered during the operation was 15 years old. 

    More >>
  • Trauma surgeons take lifesaving measures after man's legs caught in grain auger

    Trauma surgeons take lifesaving measures after man's legs caught in grain auger

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:32:09 GMT
    A farm accident between Plainview and Floydada led to life-saving measures by an emergency rescue and trauma team (Source: TTUHSC)A farm accident between Plainview and Floydada led to life-saving measures by an emergency rescue and trauma team (Source: TTUHSC)

    A farm accident between Plainview and Floydada led to life-saving measures by an emergency rescue and trauma team Tuesday (October 17th). Fifty-nine year-old Leo Martinez was trapped when his legs were caught inside of a 20-foot tall grain auger cart, causing severe life-threatening injuries.

    More >>

    A farm accident between Plainview and Floydada led to life-saving measures by an emergency rescue and trauma team Tuesday (October 17th). Fifty-nine year-old Leo Martinez was trapped when his legs were caught inside of a 20-foot tall grain auger cart, causing severe life-threatening injuries.

    More >>
  • Big Changes to Come: When the Chill Settles In!

    Big Changes to Come: When the Chill Settles In!

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-10-19 10:37:16 GMT

    This stay of unusually warm October weather has a countdown to cool. Highs will stay in the 70s and even reach to just shy of record 80s on Saturday before it all comes to a close. The end of the warmth begins late Sunday evening as showers sweep across the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. This late weekend system will be just the start to a cooler pattern next week; that will bring our coolest temperatures of the season so far.

    More >>

    This stay of unusually warm October weather has a countdown to cool. Highs will stay in the 70s and even reach to just shy of record 80s on Saturday before it all comes to a close. The end of the warmth begins late Sunday evening as showers sweep across the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. This late weekend system will be just the start to a cooler pattern next week; that will bring our coolest temperatures of the season so far.

    More >>
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Clean-up crews are scooping up and hauling away debris from the former Arbors of Toledo property. On Monday, the former nursing home was torn down, which drew the attention of scavengers.

Dozens of people were scouring the site for scrap metal, and that caught the Toledo Police Department's attention, as officers chased looters off the property. A TPD spokesman says no citations were issued.

David Mann, Lucas County Land Bank president, says while there's not much scrap value on the property, he's confident police will monitor the situation.

"Any time a demolition happens in this community, there are folks that feel like they can enter onto the property and take what they think is free for them, when in reality, it's a crime. In this case, it's not part of the value that we're getting out of the demolition. Unfortunately, though, that's still private property, and it's not a free-for-all for the community," explained Mann.

The property was acquired by the land bank after the previous owner fell behind on tax payments exceeding $100,000. After the site is cleaned up, it will be gifted to the Bronson Place Association, where neighbors plan to build an arboretum.

"The city, the county, and the land bank have prioritized this demolition. The debris associated with that demolition is going to be cleaned up relatively quickly," said Mann.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly