Sep 9, 2013

Where's the OVH's lighthouse?

What happeend to the lighthouse located at the main gate on Milan Road leading into the Ohio Veterans Home? Amy from Perkins

Ohio Department of Veterans Services spokesman Mike McKinney provided the following answer:

“The ornamental lighthouse at the Ohio Veterans Home has been placed in storage for safekeeping. It was removed due to the heavy traffic associated with some scheduled construction projects, including eventual reconstruction of the Milan Road. access.  That project will restrict the flow of traffic to right turns, both in and out of the Ohio Veterans Home, only.”

The location of the lighthouse will be determined once the construction is complete. McKinney said he's unsure of what date that will be.

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