Ohio bishop: aging school to stay at urban site

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bishop has overruled parent concerns about safety and decided that an aging Catholic high school will be renovated and stay at its urban location.

Bishop George Murry of the Youngstown Diocese said the decision to keep Cardinal Mooney High School in the city shows the church will put its resources behind its values.

Murry says the building will be renovated and academic and safety issues will be addressed.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator (bit.ly/14vJCGH) reports that a group of alumni had asked the diocese to consider moving the school to Youngstown’s southern suburbs to reflect population shifts.

Youngstown was hoping the school would remain in place, and the bishop met with city officials to discuss improving safety.

The school has been at its current site in Youngstown since 1956.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com

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