Nothing can be done about this (in East Liverpool)
One ORL reader recently reminded us that "a man's home is his castle," implying that private property rights trump the community's interests. Here is one of those "castles" on my street. For years, my neighbor and I have been trying to get the city to condemn this abandoned structure and force the owner to tear it down, but we've been told that as long as the owner claims to live there, nothing can be done. Yes, that's a plastic tarp serving as the roof, but it doesn't cover the gaping hole on the right side. The van in front of the garage hasn't been moved in several years, and there is another derelict vehicle on the other side of the house. Click to enlarge.