July 23, 2016

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Water-line break causes about $30,000 of damage to Career Center

MEDINA — Classes are slated to resume Wednesday at the Medina County Career Center after water damage from a busted supply line shut the school down today and Monday.

Bev Asad, secretary to the Medina County Career Center superintendent, throws away some water-damaged paperwork this morning at the school. STEVE GRAZIER/GAZETTE

Mike Larson, superintendent of the Career Center, said an approximately half-inch water line ruptured between Saturday afternoon and Sunday night, impacting about 8,000 square-feet of the northeast corner of the facility.

“There was water spewing out the back door and onto the sidewalk late Sunday when the janitors came in,” Larson said.

Damage to ceiling tile, carpet, drywall, computers and a copy machine is estimated to total about $30,000, Larson said.

Water seeped into classrooms, offices and teacher workrooms in the career center, added Larson, who said the cause of the break was not known.

“It was two unexpected days off,” he said. “We should be back to almost normal Wednesday.”

Contact Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.