Ohio Community College Wants Arts Center Upgrade

Officials say the facility is in need of a half million dollar make over.

Fri January 31, 2014 - National Edition
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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) A community college in southwest Ohio is asking the state for $500,000 to make over its 20-year-old performing arts center.

Officials at Clark State Community College in Springfield said the downtown building needs a new roof and upgrades to the heating and air conditioning systems.

Clark State said the performing arts center has drawn over 1.5 million people in the last 20 years.

The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/1eimQZo) reported that local officials said the performing arts center has been vital to the city’s downtown.

Construction could begin sometime late next year if the money is approved.