No decision for capital drive to move Ohio school

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The board of directors at an aging Catholic high school in northeast Ohio has yet to decide whether to launch a capital campaign as part of a proposal to move the school to the suburbs.

The projected cost of a new building for Youngstown's Cardinal Mooney High School is $29.5 million, with an additional $5 million endowment for scholarships for needy students.

The Vindicator reports ( ) the potential move was discussed at the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown's monthly school board meeting Wednesday with no decision.

Some alumni want the school moved to reflect population shifts. City officials want it to stay put to help stabilize the neighborhood.

An enrollment feasibility study found the school would gain 100 to 150 students if it moved to the suburbs.


Information from: The Vindicator,