Today: County Sale Offers Furniture at a Bargain

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CLEVELAND -- If you are looking for some inexpensive office furniture which may have been used by former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora or others involved in the corruption scandal, then the county may have a special deal for you.

"In a couple of years we will be standing in the lobby of a first-class hotel," said Bonnie Teeuwen, the Director of Public Works, as she stood in the County Administration Building in Cleveland.

It's being torn down to make room for a convention center hotel, so all the leftover office furniture is being sold at discount prices today.

Everything from tables and chairs to filing cabinets must go.

"We wanna get this furniture back on the streets, so we've priced it competitively.  If you want a file cabinet for $5 dollars a draw, come here.  You are not gonna find anything cheaper than that," Teeuwen said.

In case you are looking for any office furniture belonging to any former county employees like Jimmy Dimora, who was convicted on corruption-related charges and sentenced to prison, officials say it'll be hard to find.

"I can't say that we have specific items of furniture that is identified, that was utilized (sic) by our notorious county employees, but there is furniture.  It's been moved around. It may be here, it may not, be but it's not identified as that," Teeuwen explained.

Fox 8's Enrique Correa showed some people pictures of the county furniture that's going to be available, and they liked the idea of the sale.

"I think it's a good thing, especially if a small business is trying to get on its feet because the furniture can be really expensive.  So I think it's good for small businesses or even nonprofit organizations that need furniture," said Tim Holt of Cleveland.

"I think it's a good deal.  It's a lot better than throwing it out.  People can get their furniture for a pretty good deal and it goes back to the county," said Amy Ranzenberger of Parma.

If you are interested in buying some county furniture, you must remember to bring cash, a money order, or a certified bank check because credit cards will not be accepted.

The Cuyahoga County furniture sale is today through 4 p.m. at the County Administration Building on Ontario Street in Cleveland.

It's open to everyone, except county employees and their immediate family.