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Century old Lordstown school turned into rubble

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio -

One hundred years of history began tumbling down Wednesday as crews began demolishing a building that has served every grade level in the Lordstown School District.

The brick building at the corner of State Route 45 and Salt Springs Road was built in 1912, and last served as an elementary school when it closed nine years ago.

The demolition is being financed through a $400,000 grant from the developers of the Lordstown Energy Center, which will supply enough electricity to supply 800,000 homes when construction is completed on Henn Parkway.

Superintendent Terry Armstrong tells 21 News that the schools and the village obtained the demolition financing during negotiations with the Energy Center developers.

Armstrong noted that Wednesday was the first day of school for the new year. He says that as a special treat, students from the elementary school walked over to the demolition site to watch the heavy equipment knock down the old building.

Once demolition is completed the property will be turned into a green space.

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