YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — There's been another switch in future plans for an aging Catholic high school facing safety issues in its urban location in northeast Ohio.
Bishop George Murry of the Youngstown Diocese, who earlier wanted to keep Cardinal Mooney High School in the city, says he's open to moving it to the southern Mahoning County suburbs.
One issue is the rising cost estimate of asbestos removal and renovation for the school.
The bishop says any move is contingent on sufficient financial backing for a new school and for scholarships for needy students.
Some alumni asked the diocese to move the school to reflect population shifts. City officials want it to stay put to help stabilize the neighborhood.
The school has been at its current site in Youngstown since 1956.