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Legal problems mount for Wagon Wheel Motel

The next hearing will take place Monday at 11 a.m.

BOARDMAN — Additional legal action filed today against the Wagon Wheel Motel could hasten the property's demolition. 

According to documents obtained by Mahoning Matters, fire safety inspector Will Ferrando, filed a complaint based on a prior fire code violation, which requests that the building be repaired or demolished within 30 days. 

"The defendants continue to violate the provisions of the Ohio Fire Code, which constitute dangerous conditions," the motion reads. The penalties include a $1,000 fine per penalty, per day. 

Ferrando filed a separate motion today that seeks to reinstate the terms of a temporary restraining order issued against the property May 25 after owners failed to make agreed-upon improvements. 

An Oct. 7 agreement lifted the temporary restraining order if motel owners agreed to provide core samplings and complete specific roof repairs. An inspection conducted Friday found that owners failed to comply with the agreement. 

A hearing on the second motion will take place Monday at 11 a.m.








Jess Hardin

About the Author: Jess Hardin

Jess Hardin is a reporter for Mahoning Matters. She grew up in Pittsburgh and last worked at The Vindicator. Jess graduated from Georgetown University.
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