6/26/2014 7:02 PM
by Rachael Cardin
MOUNT HOPE - A 3 year lawsuit has finally been settled, and places the old Mount Hope High School building under new ownership and management.
The building has been signed over to the Mount Hope Heritage and Hope nonprofit organization after a 3 year legal battle. The organization said the building was rightfully given to them by the Board of Education back in 2011, but they now officially have control over it. The agency hopes to hold conference meetings, town events and even private operations within these walls. The building is equipped with a dining facility, gymnasium and will soon have a computer lab as well. Mount Hope Heritage and Hope spokesperson, Thomas Brown, said the entire city is welcome to use the facility.
"It's a wonderful facility, it's probably one of the best facilities for the city. Were in a city of about 1300 people with a declining population and with the loop creek buyout there's less and less buildings available,” said Brown.
Anyone interested in renting out space or hosting events in the new building can call Thomas Brown at 304-673-9757 or write to P.O. Box 230 in Mount Hope.