Demolition of old Lordstown school building begins

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The demolition project of an old, unused school building in Lordstown began Wednesday, on the district’s first day of classes.

The building, which opened in 1912, housed every grade in the district at one time or another.

It was last used nine years ago as an elementary school.

School officials say the $340,000 project is funded by a donation from the new energy facility under construction.

“This is something a lot of community members have been asking about. The building’s been closed for a long time. We haven’t had the financial resources to tear it down and with the donation from the energy plant, this gave us the opportunity,” Superintendent Terry Armstrong said.

He says the demolition project will take about a month to complete.

Eventually, part of the land will be used to develop a soccer and track facility for Lordstown schools.

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