- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Toledo officials are moving closer to buying a state-owned office tower in downtown Toledo that houses government offices.

A bill introduced this past week in the state legislature would allow the move to take place.

A city of Toledo spokeswoman tells The Blade (http://bit.ly/1KEL8wT ) newspaper that the ownership transfer is likely to happen this summer if the legislation is approved.

The 22-story building in Toledo houses city, county, and state offices in Toledo. But it needs at least $5 million in major repairs.

The potential sale comes after city leaders in Toledo became upset with the state over a proposal to double the rent. The city hasn’t paid rent since the middle of 2013 and owes about $3 million.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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