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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

judge approves sale of school

A Westmoreland County judge gave formal approval Tuesday to the $1.7 million sale of the defunct Laurel Valley Middle/High School to a firm with plans to lease the building for use as a drug and alcohol treatment center.
President Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr. gave the go-ahead for the sale to Western PA Coal Resorts LLC. The Ligonier Valley School Board approved the purchase in April.
The company plans to pen a 20-year lease for the property with Retreat, a firm that operates rehabilitation centers in Lancaster County and Palm Beach County, Fla. The school building is about 12 miles north of Ligonier on Route 711.

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