Deal is said to be close on former city hospital property

By TODD HELBERG City Editor Published:

They wont discuss details publicly, but officials involved in negotiations about the former Defiance Hospital property say a deal is close. At issue is how ProMedica Health System, which operates Defiance Hospital, will return the hospitals former East Second Street campus to its owners Defiance City Hall. A memorandum of understanding that addressed this matter and the lease between ProMedica and the city was proposed last year. But an ordinance approving the memorandum was tabled by Defiance City Council in October.