The site of the former Royal China factory on the east side of 15th Street in Sebring is seen in this 2018 file photo. The property is now in the hands of local businessman Michael Conny after a ceremony Thursday in which the deed was handed over to him from the Mahoning County Land Bank. 
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The previous Royal China assets in Sebring and five parcels of land in Goshen Township are now in the hands of nearby businessmen.

Leaders of the Mahoning County Land Lender joined governing administration officials and regional business enterprise house owners of Sebring and Goshen Township Thursday for two ceremonies to transfer land deeds for vacant and blighted qualities to the local community partners to remediate.

The three-way collaboration involving the Land Financial institution, regional governments and business enterprise owners is the very first of its type.

“We generally provide as a go-as a result of motor vehicle by buying vacant, tax-delinquent houses and transferring them to other entities,” described Debora Flora, government director of the Mahoning County Land Bank. “But we’re adding a new twist by functioning with area governments, who have coordinated the paying for and clean-up work with private parties.”