- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

GREEN, Ohio (AP) - Residents are pleading for the preservation of an historic two-room Ohio schoolhouse threatened by development.

At issue is an 1890 building in Green in suburban Akron on land where developers want to build a Circle K gas station and convenience store.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1BrOkFo ) that several people brought their concerns to Green city council Tuesday, arguing the building should be preserved rather than destroyed.

Residents proposed numerous uses for the old school, including turning it into a museum, a meeting room for various groups or a small retail shop.

Barbara Holdren, the city’s zoning superintendent, said it would cost about $100,000 to move the schoolhouse onto vacant, city-owned property.

Circle K has said it would donate $10,000 toward the cost.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, https://www.ohio.com


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