crime lab en Proposed Board of Elections, Crimb Lab Move <p></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 22161 at Proposed Board of Elections, Crimb Lab Move Commission weighing Mt. Airy hospital offer <p>Hamilton County Commissioners continue to weigh an offer to turn the former Mercy Mount Airy hospital into a new crime lab.</p><p>Catholic Health Partners is willing to give the facility to the county for free and the county coroner says the cost to renovate the old hospital would be a lot less than building a whole new crime lab. To make the deal cost effective, however, the county wants to move the Board of Elections out there as well.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:29:42 +0000 Tana Weingartner 22139 at Study projects much lower cost for new crime lab <p>New figures are in on how much it would cost to convert Mercy Mt. Airy hospital into a new crime lab for the coroner's office.</p><p>Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco says a new architectural study puts renovation costs at $21.5 million, well under the projected $56 million to build a new facility.</p><p>"The building is sound and it's a gift," says Sammarco. "I think we really need to look at it as this is going to be the most economical way for us to get a new crime lab."</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:33:32 +0000 Tana Weingartner 18753 at