June 27, 2016

Partly sunny

Classes resume today at Medina County Career Center

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

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

Mike Larson, superintendent of the Career Center, said about a half-inch water line ruptured sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday night, flooding about 8,000 square feet of the northeast corner of the building in Medina.

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

He said water seeped into classrooms, offices and teacher workrooms. Damage to ceiling tiles, carpeting, drywall, computers and a copy machine is estimated at about $30,000, Larson said. He said the cause of the break hasn’t been determined.

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

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