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Published: Saturday, 8/4/2007

Bradner council OKs sale of building to bar owner

BRADNER, Ohio Village council agreed Thursday to sell the vacant bank building it owns to the bar owner next door.

Jeff Lentz, who owns Jeff s Bar and Grill, offered to buy the property from the village after council decided to move the police department into the building. Mr. Lentz said he feared having police next to his bar would hurt the business.

Mr. Lentz agreed to pay $25,000 for the building the same amount the village bought it for after the former Mid American National Bank closed the office in 1999.

Village officials said the police department will stay put for now in the back of village hall.

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