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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The fund raising campaign to move Cardinal Mooney High School out of the city, and into the suburbs has been extended.

According to a news release from Cardinal Mooney's Board of Directors, Youngstown Bishop George Murry has given the board his permission to continue the preliminary phase of a campaign to secure major donations for the proposed building of a new school in southern Mahoning County

Catholic School Management, a professional consulting firm which is assisting Cardinal Mooney study and plan the proposed new school, recommended that the preliminary gift-giving phase be extended through the end of April, 2014.

Board member Joseph Kelty will coordinate the remaining months of the campaign.

In December, Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Wolsonovich said officials are considering three locations near Western Reserve Road for the schools new location.

The school will cost an estimated $29.5-million to build.

The Bishop announced in July, that the high school would stay at it's current location on the city's south side, but after learning about the possible cost of removing asbestos from the existing building, officials reversed their decision.

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