Seven blighted buildings could see wrecking ball

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – Seven blighted buildings could be piles of rubble in Columbus as the city accepts bids to eliminate them.

The city will accept bids until Sept. 2. 24-Hour News 8’s partners at The Columbus Republic report this will be the biggest effort in more than a decade to eliminate rundown buildings.

The city has considered 21 properties for demolition throughout the city since June.

An additional $200,000 will help the Columbus City Council tear down some of those buildings. The money comes from additional money in general funds. The city will consider an additional $100,000 for next year’s budget proposal.

The extra money will help take care of a backlog of blighted properties. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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