- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - A group in northeast Ohio is trying to turn a historic northeast Ohio train depot in danger of being demolished into an Amtrak station.

Officials with the 21st Century Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO’-luh) Depot Rail Experience tell The Star-Beacon (https://bit.ly/1PSaFUP ) they want to turn the Ashtabula Train Depot into a limited, working station.

Ashtabula is located about 50 miles northeast of Cleveland.

The group says they’ve contacted Amtrak, which has a program dedicated to saving depots. The project is expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The vacant depot, built in 1901, was listed on Preserve Ohio’s 2015 Most Endangered list of historic sites. The group plans to designate it as a National Historical Landmark.

Officials say the city has asked owner CSX to either clean or demolish the site.


Information from: The Star-Beacon, https://www.starbeacon.com

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