Ohio city’s share of new justice center capped at $3 million


TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — The amount of money a northern Ohio city will spend on a new justice center has been capped at $3 million as the overall cost of the project increases.

Seneca County Commissioners voted for the spending cap for the city of Tiffin to reassure the city its share of the burden would not increase.

The Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1QLsyoE ) that Tuesday’s vote came as estimates for the justice center jumped from $10 million to as high as $14.5 million.

The center to house Tiffin and Seneca County courts is replacing the former courthouse that was torn down four years ago over the objections of preservationists.

Officials who pushed to get rid of the courthouse built in 1884 said the county didn’t have the money to renovate it.

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Information from: The Advertiser-Tribune, http://www.advertiser-tribune.com