YOUNGSTOWN: An Ohio bishop is reviewing his decision to renovate an aging Catholic high school in its urban location rather than moving it to the suburbs.
Bishop George Murry of the Youngstown Diocese says he had to reconsider his previous ruling after receiving new information about the cost of remediating asbestos at Cardinal Mooney High School.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that Murry’s Wednesday announcement included the appointment of a committee to review information about the renovation.
The committee is to report back by the end of July.
A group of alumni had asked the diocese to consider moving the school to Youngstown’s southern suburbs to reflect population shifts.
The school has been at its current site in Youngstown since 1956, with city officials hoping it remained in place.