Dover School Officials Look Ahead Following Recent Court Ruling


Michaela Madison Reporting

(Monday, September 11th) Dover, Ohio – Dover School officials are looking ahead to what’s to come after moving past an ongoing legal battle. 

Superintendent Carla Birney explained that they are pleased that they can put the battle with the owners of Dairy Queen behind them.

“Our plan is to move ahead with the project and follow through on the voters’ wishes.”

Birney added, they are continuing to focus on the demolition and planning process.

“We are in the demolition phase of the houses that is almost complete. And, we are in the design development phase where we are starting to put a few more details in the classrooms and the other spaces in the school.”
Last week Tuscarawas County Judge Edward O’Farrell ruled the Dairy Queen property is necessary for the school district to build the new high school.

A jury trial will now be scheduled to determine appropriate compensation to the owners of Dairy Queen for the purchase of the property.

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