You may recall the story of the retired Army veteran whose home was razed in February by the city of Akron due to repair issues, but Larry Modic has a new home.
State Representative Zack Milkovich said that generous donations from the community and successful fundraising efforts made this possible.
"I'm truly humbled by the outpouring of support in the community for Larry," he said.
"Times are very, very hard out there and those who gave, gave what they could and those who couldn't said a special prayer for Larry."
Modic recently closed on a new property in the Kenmore area, not too far away from his former home on Manchester Road.
Milkovich said that the former owner of the home was a veteran himself, and after hearing about Modic's story, he wanted to help out.
"He agreed to sell the home with the funds we had available, and it's just a wonderful story to see veterans helping veterans."
The City of Akron demolished Modic's home in February 5. Mr. Modic maintained that the previous owner never told him about the numerous housing violations that led to his house being torn down. The city says he knew for months about the repairs that needed to be made.
Modic tried to save the home through court action and failed.
Akron City Council is looking at possible legislation that would make it illegal for the owner of a home to fail to disclose code violations.
Milkovich says Larry plans on building a garden on his old lot and going fishing with his grandchildren.