- Associated Press - Saturday, January 2, 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Construction of an annex and the renovation of the existing federal courthouse in Toledo are expected to get under way in 2018.

A congressional appropriations bill approved in December included $95 million to renovate the courthouse, which serves 21 northwest Ohio counties. Funding for eight federal courthouse projects across the country were included in the bill after they were evaluated based on building conditions, available space, security and other standards. Toledo’s courthouse scored poorly for security.

The Blade newspaper reports that (https://bit.ly/1RwgM67) construction could begin in 2018.

Federal courtrooms will be located in the newly constructed annex. The renovated portion of the courthouse will house federal Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal pretrial services and probation offices.

The project had bipartisan support from members of Ohio’s congressional delegation.

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

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