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Lordstown plans for new sports complex

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio -

Growth in the economic landscape of Lordstown is adding up to improvements for the township's schools.

School Superintendent Terry Armstrong said, "The district received $400,000 from the Clean Energy Plant to abate asbestos and demolish an old school building. We're hoping to get it done by late September early October. We will be selecting a bid soon."

The district is also moving ahead with plans for a track and soccer complex.  "We got a million dollar donation specifically for the track/soccer complex, said Armstrong."

For decades Lordstown track teams have used a gravel track and the district has been unable to host events.

Dominic D'Amico said,"Bringing an all weather track would be huge for us especially for competitions and performing in front of our home crowd. It's something we really never get to do."

Superintendent Armstrong said, "We've just decided with a committee of people to put it on a location right here on the property. It's going to be an 8 lane track north-south orientation. Kids are excited. Our community is excited. We are looking forward to it. Our district has never had the money for an all weather track."

Armstrong added, "The economic development at the Lordstown Energy Center, is also adding up to savings for tax payers, along with added educational programs to help students succeed. We were able to add a science teacher. We have a planetarium  that really hasn't been fully operational for years. Our science teacher is starting a new astronomy class and going to use that, so we're really excited about all of this."

The Superintendent also says the developer of the Clean Energy Plant is also a huge sports fan and is donating new uniforms for Lordstown's varsity teams. 

The district will receive the million dollars in 2017 for the project.

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