The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

January 3, 2013

Conneaut schools intensify intruder training classes



Taylor agreed, saying little can be done to deter a very determined shooter.

“We want to minimize the damage (a gunman) can do,” he said. “If someone wants to get in and hurt people, they can — even with guards.”

In other business, City Manager Tim Eggleston asked the school board to consider sharing a 70,000-square-foot commercial building at Harbor and Jackson streets the city is poised to claim. A section of the building could be used as a bus garage or warehouse to store school supplies, he said.

“We can go a multitude of directions,” he said.

The city of Conneaut has held liens on the building for years. The owner, Broad and Jackson LLC, did not repay the city the cost of demolishing the old Astatic factory and also hasn’t paid property taxes. The city is owed about $440,000, said Law Director David Schroeder.

A Maryland-based, yacht-building business sub-leases a portion of the building.

The building needs work and there is a chemical contamination issue on the property that needs attention, officials said.

Eggleston said the city will pursue a grant that would determine the feasibility of a shared building. A tour of the building will be arranged for school board members and administrators, he said.

The city and school district already share fueling facilities that has saved each entity money.

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