Future of former Miami County courthouse, jail unknown months after tornado hit it

Future of former Miami County courthouse, jail unknown months after tornado hit it

TROY — The fate of a building in downtown Troy severely damaged by a tornado in January is unknown.

The building on West Main Street was once the Miami County courthouse and county jail.

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It’s located across the street from the current courthouse, safety building and jail.

The tornado was an EF-0 with an estimated speed of 80 mph when it hit at night on Jan. 11. The tornado struck Troy and then touched down in the neighboring village of Fletcher.

The owner says the building is to expensive to try and save, and can’t find a buyer.

The Troy Planning Commission tabled the owner’s request this week to demolish the building and turn it into a parking lot. .

City officials want to further review the request before allowing demolition. The building is not on the national register of historic buildings.