The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

November 15, 2012

Area resident buys McKinsey property

ASHTABULA —  An Ashtabula resident’s offer to buy a school property from the Ashtabula Area City School Board was unanimously approved Thursday night.

Gerald M. Kollhoff offered the board $45,000 for the property at 1113 Bunker Hill Road, consisting of about 7.1 acres of land and formerly known as McKinsey Elementary School.

“That’s such a nice piece of property,” said Steve Candela, school board member. “It’s beautiful.”

Kollhoff was not at the meeting.

Superintendent Joseph Donatone said he did not know Kollhoff’s plans for the property.

A week ago, the school board held a public auction of the McKinsey property at the board’s office, 2630 W. 13th St., (the former Thomas Jefferson Elementary School).

Kollhoff attended the auction but did not bid.

Donatone, who was in charge of the auction, said he only expected one or two people.

The bids could not be less than the appraisals, he said.

Before the bidding began, Donatone said the successful bidder will be asked to deposit 10 percent of the bid at the auction. The rest of the money is due at the time of closing, on March 13 or earlier.

Bidding opened at $57,000 — the minimum required by the school board. When no one bid on the McKinsey property, Donatone closed the bidding.

Following the auction, Kollhoff presented Donatone  with the $45,000 proposal, which the school board considered in executive session Thursday night.

1
Text Only
Local News
Ashtabula County Alive
July 4 Celebrations 2014
Summer off to Big Start
Ashtabula County Flag Day 2014
Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby 2014
Tour de State Line and Boating Season
Ashtabula County Memorial Day 2014
Sam Magill Sr. Memorial
Armed Forces Echo Taps 2014
Lakeside Loop Color Run
Keeping Ashtabula County Clean and Healthy
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'