BRADNER, Ohio The local police department won t be moving into a building next to the only bar in town.
Council President Virgil Shull said village council agreed last night that it would not move the department as planned from the back of village hall to a former bank building that the village owns next to Jeff s Bar and Grill. Jeff s is the only bar in town and only one of two public restaurants.
We had a council chamber full of concerned people that are worried that if we move the police department, it will intimidate people and they won t stop by and eat at the bar, he said.
Mr. Shull said council is negotiating to sell the vacant bank building to Jeff Lentz, the bar owner. He said council expects to have a decision for Mr. Lentz by the next council meeting Aug. 2.