Gathering in Columbus this week focuses on preserving Ohio's historic courthouses

MITCH STACY | AP
Published: 05/14/2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A small, sad crowd stood in a cold rain two years ago as heavy machinery demolished the Seneca County Courthouse in Tiffin, a once-grand structure that dated back to 1884 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

County leaders decided to spend around $400,000 to remove the crumbling structure from the city streetscape rather than continue efforts to fundraise the $8 million or so needed to make it usable again.

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