Former AMR ambulance building sold

YOUNGSTOWN — North Canton-based Emergency Medical Transport took over ambulance service in Youngstown from American Medical Response on Jan. 1, and appears now to be on the verge of taking over AMR’s former South Side headquarters.

The building at 1122 E. Midlothian Blvd. was acquired by Acropolis Development LLC for $480,000 from Sllim Real Estate Co., according to a property transfer filed with the Mahoning County Auditor’s Office.

Acropolis Development, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office, was formed in 2018 by North Lima’s William Taylor, who said after the transaction finalized Thursday the plan is to sell the building to Emergency Medical Transport.

According to the county, the single-story East Midlothian Boulevard office building / warehouse was built in 1968. The primary site is nearly 2 acres. Another 1.5-acre site is undeveloped. Sllim Real Estate, which, according to the state, was formed in 1971 by Rich Mills, acquired the building in 1972. It has a tax value of nearly $250,000.

Youngstown and AMR cut ties when the ambulance provider’s contract expired Dec. 31, and after the sides couldn’t agree on an extension. To keep service going, AMR had asked for an annual subsidy from the city of $1.8 million to $2.6 million in a new contract agreement.

City officials declined the offer.

Instead, Youngstown moved on with EMT, which by operating in Youngstown, expanded its presence in the Mahoning Valley. City council in mid-December approved a three-year contract with EMT using $3.9 million in American Rescue Plan funds to pay for the service.

The contract pays the company $1.2 million the first year with 3 percent increases in years two and three. It also contains an optional two-year renewal.

EMT also provides ambulance service in Warren and has a division in Salem.

An affiliate of EMT, Joseph Asset Management, which has the same Whipple Avenue, Canton, address as the ambulance company, owns its Warren location at 421 South St. SE. It acquired the building in July 2014 for $125,000 from JMP Ventures Unlimited, according to the Trumbull County Auditor’s Office.

Joseph Asset Management also owns a station in Salem on North Lincoln Avenue, according to the Columbiana County Auditor’s Office.


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