School directors award bid for demolition

SHARON – The money left over from the Case Avenue Elementary project is dwindling as Sharon school officials work their way down a long list of maintenance issues.

The demolition of the former Ziebart building tops the list, coming in at close to half a million dollars.

“We’re just going down the list of priorities,” Melvin Bandzak, board president, said. “If funds are there and we’re able to do it, we will.”

The board awarded the bid Monday to Combine Construction, Sharon, for $437,872.

In addition to leveling the building at the corner of East State Street and Forker Boulevard, the bid includes building a new roof on the former Lawson’s building next door, fixing the wall behind it and repaving its parking lot.

The bid for its electrical work was awarded to Penn-Ohio Electrical Contractor, Masury, for $27,500.

“We’re looking for it to be finished by the spring,” Michael Calla, acting superintendent, said.

Directors seeking new member to fill seat

SHARON – Sharon school directors will hold public interviews Dec. 18 to fill a seat left vacant by a newly elected board member.

On Monday, school officials announced a legal notice was submitted to The Herald advising  candidates should submit a letter of interest by Monday.

Acting Superintendent Michael Calla said he is aware of about six people who have asked to be considered for the position.

The person who replaces Matt Webber will be appointed for a two-year term. The position then goes on the ballot for the two remaining years.

Herald reports

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