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Last updated 8:50PM ET
July 15, 2018
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Retirement project hits snag
(WOUB) - There's another chapter unfolding in the seemingly never ending saga of National Church Residences' Athens retirement center project.

Ohio University, which owns the site for the proposed facility, has been informed there may be a problem with the lease.

University spokeswoman Sally Linder says state officials are "concerned" that OU only wants $1 for the land.

That's not what NCR's Pat Higgins wanted to hear but he says it's not a deal breaker.

Linder says the lease will be reviewed and it may or may not be necessary to up the amount.

If it is increased, Higgins says NCR still wants to play ball.

Higgins says this is the only issue standing in the way of a ground breaking for the senior citizens project, which is proposed for land along the Hocking River just off Stimson Avenue.

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