Xenia building unused for some time before roof collapse this morning


UPDATE @ 5:48 a.m.:

The roof of a vacant building in Xenia collapsed sometime early this morning, raining debris down onto the road, according to building owner Marc D. Miller, speaking to our media partner News Center 7.

Nobody was hurt in the collapse, the owner said.

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Miller said that he got an early call from the Xenia Police Department informing him that the building had partly collapsed and dropped bricks in to the road.

So, he showed police around the building and they cleared the debris off the street.

The building had been unused for a long time, Miller said, and he had had problems with vandals.

Miller said he had been considering selling the property before the roof collapsed.

From here, Miller said there was just cleaning up the mess and seeing what the city wanted him to do about the damaged building.


A building’s roof collapsed in the first block of Hill Street in Xenia, according to our media partner News Center 7.

Initial reports said that the building had collapsed into the road, but the debris was all off the street by the time news crews arrived on scene.

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The cause of the collapse is still not known.

We are working to learn more, and will update this story with any new information.

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