Thu., 10:49 pm: Delphi building owner cited into court

WARREN — The owner of the former Dana Street Delphi Packard plant is scheduled to appear in court next month to face charges stemming from violations at the building that city officials say should have been demolished by now.

City building official Chris Taneyhill today served businessman Sergio DiPaolo with two misdemeanor charges of violating a “certificate of occupancy” and “prohibited acts” that Taneyhill said include failing to comply with demolition orders.

The property was purchased by DiPaolo in 2011.

DiPaolo today denied committing any violations. He said no one has occupied the building illegally, but instead they enter only to feed guard dogs inside and to retrieve items that are stored there.

“He just makes up stuff,” DiPaolo said of Taneyhill. “This is nothing.”

Read the full story in the Friday Tribune Chronicle.