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Hamilton County Commission
2:54 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

The building is free but the deal is far from done

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After spending months analyzing the deal, Hamilton County Commissioners still have more questions about an offer to take over the former Mercy Mt. Airy hospital site.

Catholic Health Partners is offering to give the site to the county, which would turn part of the building into a new crime lab.

But before accepting, commissioners want a plan for funding renovations. County administration estimates it will cost $40 million to fit-out a new crime lab or $100 million to completely renovate the entire building.

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Cincinnati Edition
4:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

The reality of CSI: Cincinnati - a look at the Hamilton County Crime Lab


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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Proposed Board of Elections, Crimb Lab Move

Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Kode Sammarco
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Hamilton County Commission
1:29 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Commission weighing Mt. Airy hospital offer

Hamilton County Commissioners continue to weigh an offer to turn the former Mercy Mount Airy hospital into a new crime lab.

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.

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Hamilton County Coroner
3:33 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Study projects much lower cost for new crime lab

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.

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.

"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."

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