Ohio college still closed because of fire

Feb. 23, 2009
Lorain County Community College sustained $1 million damage


Lorain County (Ohio) Community College remains closed because of an arson fire. Classes will resume Thursday.The fire caused $1 million in damage. Drew Manns, 24, of Elyria, was arrested in connection with the blaze. The fire erupted Feb. 18 in a tunnel under the business building and damaged the school's electrical grid. At least six buildings have smoke damage.
To read The Cleveland Plain Dealer article, click here.

SIDEBAR: The fire is interrupting work-force education efforts for residents hit hard by the recession. To read The Columbus Dispatch article, click here.

EARLIER: Classes at Lorain County (Ohio) Community College will be suspended at least through the weekend after a major fire Wednesday night. President Roy Church says the blaze damaged the electrical grid that serves the campus.The fire broke out in a tunnel beneath the college's business building. About six buildings sustained smoke damage. Officials had not made a damage estimate.
To read The Cleveland Plain Dealer article, click here.

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