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Gathering of minds focuses on preserving Ohio's county courthouses in tough financial times
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, May 11, 2014 8:56 AM EDT
Ohio county officials, architects, historic preservationists and others are putting their heads together to figure out ways to preserve the state's historic courthouses.
The Ohio Historical Society says Ohio has 69 county courthouses on the National Register of Historic Places. Many were built in the stretch between the Civil War and the beginning of World War I. Few states have more courthouses recognized as historic treasures.
Other states, such as Texas and Arkansas, have programs especially to help counties maintain their courthouses, but that's not the case in Ohio.