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Retail store expected to be built on site of old Austintown Middle School

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AUSTNTOWN, Ohio - The Austintown school board faces some restrictions on how it can spend money from a property sale.

School officials confirmed today that the old Austintown Middle School is being sold to LRC development for $2.5 million. But they say that the money cannot be used to pay for the school systems salaries and other day-to-day operations.

"It's actually very clear in state law. It can only be used for capital improvements products or things to buy that will last longer than five years," said Austintown superintendent Vince Colaluca.

Some Austintown officials are hoping the old school property will be developed commercially.

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