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The Woodville Mall in Northwood is being considered for closure by city and county officials over health and safety concerns.

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City of Northwood's Brian Ballenger talks about the deteriorating condition of the Woodville Mall.

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Woodville Mall worker Jennifer Warring wipes off tables inside the deteriorating shopping center.

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Billy Clark hangs wears gloves and sits by a space heater at Hobby Outfitters inside the Woodville Mall in Northwood. The persistent cold inside the mall from a lack of heat, which has been a source of numerous complaints.

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Sears at Woodville Mall is still open and would remain unaffected should the rest of the mall be forced to close.

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Jennifer Warring, who has worked at Woodville Mall for 19 years, patrols the the concourse.

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Northwood building and fire officials inspect the Woodville Mall. From left: Brad Espen, director of Environmental Health for Wood County; City of Northwood administrator Dennis Recker; Wood County building official Michael Rudey; Northwood zoning inspector Kimberly Grames; and the mall operations director.

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Wood County building official Michael Rudey shines a flashlight at a hole in the ceiling, which has resulted in black mold on the walls, during inspection of Woodville Mall.

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A danger sign cuts off a wing of Woodville Mall near Hobby Outfitters, one of the few stores still open.

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Brad Espen, director of Environment Health for Wood County, examines one of the stores' back rooms during inspection of Woodville Mall.

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A portion of an exterior wall of Woodville Mall is in pieces.

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Northwood city and Wood County officials inspect the damage to a former store inside the Woodville Mall.

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The Andersons to the left, and the Fox Theatre at Woodville Mall. The Andersons and Sears would remain unaffected should the mall have to close.

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