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Kingdom Hall construction under way in Perkins Township

By Tandem Media Network • May 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM

PERKINS TWP. — A worship facility for Jehovah’s Witnesses is being built at the northeast corner of the West Bogart Road and Hayes Avenue (Ohio 4) intersection.

The Bellevue and Cedar Point congregations will share this Kingdom Hall — the name that Jehovah’s Witnesses use for their houses of worship.

The project, which began April 30, is expected to be completed by mid October.

So far, trees and brush have been cleared from the property, and land grading is continuing.

Nearly all of the work for the entire project will be done with volunteer labor — mostly coming from Witnesses in nearby congregations.

Kentucky-based JW Congregation Support purchased the property, valued at about $52,000, according to Erie County auditor records.

Last fall, Perkins Township officials approved a site plan for the Kingdom Hall.

“The building is one story in height and has a floor area of about 3,000 square feet,” township administrator Gary Boyle said. “The project will also include a parking lot with driveway access from Bogart Road, landscaping (and) a stormwater retention pond.”

This marks the first Kingdom Hall in Perkins Township. Others exist across the region, including in Norwalk, Bellevue, Birmingham, Sandusky, Fremont, Wellington, Ashland, Mansfield, Galion and Oak Harbor.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Andy Ouriel of Tandem Media Network contributed to this story.

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