No decision in fate of historic German church

Supporters wear stickers opposing a gas station at a rezoning meeting. (Photo Provided)

CUMBERLAND, Ind. (WISH) — Even after a rezoning hearing, the future of a historic German church in Cumberland is still up in the air.

As 24-Hour News 8 reported Tuesday, the congregation can no longer afford to maintain the building at the corner of Washington Street and German Church Road.

They’re trying to sell it to Giant Eagle, who would build a new gas station and convenience store.

The town of Cumberland wants to use the land in another way.

About three dozen people in favor of the town’s plan showed up to Wednesday’s rezoning hearing.

Those in attendance said there was not a quorum of commissioners. One commissioner recused himself before testimony while another recused herself during the hearing.

The hearing was put on hold until May 6. 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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