Hospital and Two Homes Fail to Sell at Indiana Tax Sale

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) _ Three troublesome Wayne County properties are still on the market after they failed to pique interest at a tax sale.
 
The Palladium-Item reports the former Reid Hospital campus and two vacant houses owned by an Ohio man didn't sell at the County Administration Building on Tuesday. Wayne County Commissioner Ken Paust says he wasn't surprised that no one purchased the Reid property.
 
The current owner of the former hospital, Spring Grove Development LLC, stopped paying property taxes in 2011 and now owes more than $500,000 in back taxes and penalties. The two Richmond properties are the subjects of nearly two years of legal battles between owner John Cahill and the city.
 
County officials sold 74 out of 151 properties offered at Tuesday's tax sale. The sales totaled nearly $360,000 and will be used to pay off property taxes.