A tentative settlement has been apparetntly reached on the eminent domain petition filed last fall in Henry County Common Pleas Court by Napoleon Area Schools Board of Education.
The petition involved 56.266 acres located off Westmoreland Street in Napoleon across from the high school student parking lot.
Details of the settlement amount have not been publicly disclosed, pending final disposition.
School officials want to build a new districtwide elementary school on the property.
The petition was filed by the board under its statutory eminent domain authority to appropriate land after it was unable to negotiate an agreement with the owner regarding price. The board had offered to pay $360,000 but that offer was rejected.