Austintown schools auction already bringing more than expected


After taking in more than $50,000 in their May school auction, Austintown school officials knew they had to have another online auction for three schools they have to clear out before they are demolished.

The online auction offering a variety of items from Lynn Kirk, Woodside and Lloyd elementary schools began Monday and closes Friday at 5 p.m.

“They [the auctioneers] were anticipating $15,000 by today; we are already over $20,000,” said Mal Culp, supervisor of facilities and operations for Austintown schools.

On Wednesday, potential buyers were able to walk

inside the schools and check out what is being offered for sale online. A commercial grade playground going for $3,075, a cabinet filled with construction paper going for $40, a bathroom sink, mirror, paper towel and soap dispenser going for $1.75 and even a surveillance system going for $66, are just some of the items being sold.

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