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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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