Rail Station Fire Declared Arson

(Genoa, OH) The state fire marshal is calling a fire at a historic railway station a case of arson.

Investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest of whoever derailed plans to renovate the 125-year old railway station in Genoa. A fire last week gutted the iconic building and forced local officials to demolish the structure. 

The railway station was the last existing station for an interurban line that once linked Toledo, Lima and later Detroit with Sandusky, Lorain and Cleveland. Renovation supporters had hoped the building could be mothballed until they could raise the $250,000 needed to convert the building from a village storage site to a vintage railway station again. 

Anyone with informaiton is being asked to call Genoa Police or the Ohio fire marshal.

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