Patrick Bravo

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SUMMIT COUNTY LAND BANK

The Summit County Land Bank has launched a new program that it hopes will keep commercial properties from sliding toward blight and into demolition.

The land bank's Building for Business program is aimed at people who want to re-purpose old buildings for mixed-use or even into residences.

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SUMMIT COUNTY LAND BANK

The Summit County Land Bank has started two new programs that will help put non-productive or abandoned properties into the hands of interested homeowners and businesses.

Welcome Home and Building for Business launched earlier this month. Patrick Bravo, executive director of the land bank, hopes these projects will benefit both the community and prospective property owners.

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

The Akron Rubber Bowl is one step closer to the wrecking ball. Its owners have less than a month to pay off hundreds of thousands in back taxes or forfeit the crumbling, 77-year-old arena.