Wed. 3:52pm: Asbestos has Murry rethinking Mooney decision

YOUNGSTOWN – The fate of Cardinal Mooney High School may not be set in stone.

According to a release from the Diocese of Youngstown, “new and substantial information” about how much it would cost to remediate asbestos at the high school has prompted Bishop George V. Murry to review his June 4 decision to keep the Erie Street school open and renovate it.

This information was presented to the bishop by the Cardinal Mooney Board of Directors after he had made his decision.

As a result of this development, Murry plans to appoint a committee with expertise in Catholic school mission, education, finance and building construction, as well as a parent and a pastor, to review all information regarding the renovation of the school, the release states.

Murry has asked that the committee complete its work and report to him by July 31.

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