Brett Barnhizer entered the plea before a judge in Struthers Municipal Court on Monday. Village officials filed the charge after about 35 neighbors converged on a council meetingsaying that the appearance of the unfinished home on Poland Manor is beginning to effect their property values. The neighbors say that since Barnhizer began renovating a home in 2010, he’s added a third floor, redone the roof and installed windows, but not much else. Council officials said that Barnhizer is required to abate what theyhave declared as a nuisance, He could befined up to $150-dollars. The Village is also considering citing him with a civil code violation, which could cost him $100 dollar per day until the issue is resolved.
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