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ESC board approves building purchase
During its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, the Governing Board of the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center approved the purchase of property located at 3879 Rhodes Avenue, in New Boston, Ohio.

Located only blocks away from the ESC office on Glenwood Avenue in New Boston, the newly purchased building was formerly the home of Daymar College. The purchase agreement was approved by the board on Sept. 8, 2016, allowing the South Central Ohio ESC to purchase the building from Corporate Business Center LLC for $275,000.

"We are very excited and fortunate to purchase this wonderful building. We are continually looking for ways to expand our services and adding this location affords us that opportunity," Sandy Mers, South Central Ohio ESC superintendent, said.

Formerly located in Portsmouth, Ohio, the South Central Ohio ESC relocated its operations and more than 200 employees to the neighboring village of New Boston in 2013. With the addition of its new Rhodes Avenue property, the ESC will expand its presence and services in the village.

Once the purchase is complete, Mers said the new location will offer expanded services beginning in early 2017.

The South Central Ohio ESC Governing Board meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month at the ESC office in New Boston. For more information about the ESC, visit online at, or follow on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.