WARREN - A prosecutor and an attorney for the former Rose Spa in Braceville said Friday they will continue negotiations that could allow the property owner to use the land and building differently.
''We're talking about how it can be put to another, legal use,'' said assistant county prosecutor Chris Becker.
The spa on state Route 5 and Braceville-Robinson Road is boarded up and shut down since Braceville police raided it April 4, arresting a manager and a spa employee.
Property owner Ted Kolacz of Newton Falls and his attorney Dan Keating want the property back for future rental or other purposes.
Keating and Becker will continue their talks toward a preliminary injunction in the nuisance abatement proceeding in front of Judge Ronald Rice at 1:30 p.m. May 17.
Meanwhile, the manager and the employee are due back in Newton Falls Municipal Court April 23 for a preliminary hearing.
Onsite manager Sun Cha Chae, 68, 950 Sandpiper Trail S.E., Warren, was free after posting a $1,500 bond Monday following her arraignment in Newton Falls Municipal Court. She was ordered to surrender her passport and faces seven counts of promoting prostitution, a fourth-degree felony.
Spa employee Kyong Hwa Nguyen, 56, whose address is also listed in court records as 950 Sandpiper Trail, was charged with two third-degree misdemeanor counts of prostitution. She was free on $1,000 bond.
Rose Spa had only opened weeks earlier. It had been raided last year when it was known as Four Seasons Spa and operated by a 62-year-old Canfield woman.