The city of Wooster is seeking a $1 million grant from the state to cover the cost of cleaning up the site of a former auto repair garage.  The soil of the vacant downtown property, which is located on East Liberty Street, is contaminated with gasoline.  According to the city, with no drinking wells near the site, the contaminated soil has yet to affect any residents.  However, if left untreated, the gas in the soil could eventually spread to nearby properties.  To resolve the issue, the city says it will need to demolish the building and then clean the subsoil by digging it up, exposing it to open air and then filtering it.  Beyond the grant, assuming it is awarded, additional funding would be provided by the site’s owner and the Ohio EPA.