Cincinnati to appeal ruling about demolishing home

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati will appeal a county judge's ruling that would allow the demolition of a home once owned by a Procter & Gamble Co. heir.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/xGU2tp ) reports the City Council on Wednesday ordered the solicitor to appeal the ruling, despite his warning that an appeal likely would not succeed.

The foundation that owns the former James Norris Gamble home has said it's beyond repair. Gamble lived in the 13-room Victorian mansion from 1875 to 1932.

The head of the Cincinnati Preservation Association says it has asked the foundation to allow more time for the group to raise money to restore the house.

Preservationists worry that a ruling allowing for the demolition of the house would make it tougher to protect other properties with historical significance.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com