From a news release:
TIFFIN - The State of Ohio will hold a miscellaneous property auction Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Tiffin Developmental Center, 600 N. River Road, Tiffin.
The doors open at 8 a.m.; the auction will begin at 10 a.m. Items may be viewed prior to the auction from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 and from 8 to 10 a.m. the day of the auction.
Items available for purchase include tables and chairs, kitchen wares, a John Deere tractor, outdoor furniture, exercise equipment, assorted tools, and bathtub and shower equipment.
Purchased items must be paid for in full the day of the sale. Cash and credit cards are accepted. All methods of payment other than cash must be approved by the auctioneers, Cassel & Associates.
All purchased items must be picked up by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Surplus property auctions provide the general public an opportunity to purchase quality goods at reduced prices and enable the state to recoup a portion of its initial investment. Miscellaneous property and vehicle auctions have generated more than $370,000 to date during fiscal year 2009.
Public auctions are the last step in the state's surplus program. State agencies declare property as surplus because it is damaged or at the end of its life cycle for government use. The property then is made available to other state agencies, state higher education facilities, tax-supported agencies, municipal corporations and other political subdivisions of the state, including public schools. Remaining property is sold at the public auctions.