2 local hotels make little progress since Memorial Day tornadoes

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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2 local hotels make little progress since Memorial Day tornadoes

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Two hotels in the area are still a mess following the Memorial Day tornadoes.

There has been little progress in the last couple of months for former Hotel Dayton and Ramada Inn and the Liberty Motel on Wagner Ford Road.

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Some residents are hoping they don’t become a long-term eye sore.

“15, 20 years it use to be one of the best ones around,” said Leroy Lawson who lives down the street from the hotels. “I think it need to go down, there’s nothing left.”

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Harrison Township leaders say the Hotel Dayton and Ramada Inn owner was about to wrap up a major renovation when the EF-4 tornado hit. leaving a bigger mess behind. The owner is working with insurance, but citations could be given due to little cleanup.

Township leaders also say the Liberty Motel owner has several benchmarks it needs to meet before it can reopen, but the owner is hopeful to re-build.

“I plan to fix it up and repair it right,” Balbir Jassal said.