8/29/16 – 7:00 A.M.
Columbus Grove officials are trying to figure out what to do with a vacant church. The Putnam County Sentinel reports council members recently talked about possible uses for the former Columbus Grove Presbyterian Church. Officials from the church have offered the building to the village at no cost, plus a donation of $30,000.
Village administrator Jeff Vance told council he had been approached about using the building as a branch of the public library. He added that if that happened the fire department could move to the current library location. The building could then be expanded to hold larger trucks.
Other suggestions for the old church include using it as a venue for village and school concerts, an off-site testing location for the school, and renting out the basement for gatherings.
Not everyone is on board with the village taking possession of the church. Councilman Mark Kohls said he didn’t believe they would be able to get any major revenue from the facility.
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