- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) - Officials in a central Ohio county are trying again to find somebody who wants to buy a huge historic house that dates back nearly 200 years.

Fairfield County commissioners are attempting to save the property from demolition, offering it for auction again on Nov. 5. Two earlier requests for bids drew none.

The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1YvnPxU ) reports that the three-story brick building in Lancaster was constructed in stages between 1825 and 1865. Originally a home for the poor, old and disabled, it includes six outbuildings and three parking lots.

Commissioners have been trying for two years to sell the 40,000-square-foot building and nearly 6 acres of property.

The Fairfield County Home operated until 1985, then it was remodeled to house county offices. It’s been vacant since 2013.

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