- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - History buffs are finding difficulty in preserving landmark buildings throughout southwest Ohio’s Butler County.

The Journal-News reports (http://bit.ly/1FFbD1v ) an effort was recently launched to stop the Lakota Local School District and a local Boys & Girls Club from tearing down Union Elementary School.

The club plans to build a new $6.5 million facility on the site.

The executive director of the Butler County Historical Society says getting a site on the Ohio Historic Register doesn’t guarantee anything.

Kathy Creighton says the Historic Register just prevents developers from making massive changes that alter the historic integrity of a building.

The head of an area historical society says it’s a challenge for communities that have experienced recent population gains to connect to past history in the area.

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Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton, http://www.journal-news.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=jnfront?jnfront

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