Search continues for Follansbee Middle School buyer

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WELLSBURG, W.Va. (WTRF) – The Brooke County Board of Education and the BDC of the Northern Panhandle are trying to sell the former Follansbee Middle School.

The property was on the auction block Monday at 10 a.m. and by 10:30, no bids had been placed. Officials tell us that they opened the bidding at $700,000.

Nevertheless, Brooke County Schools superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Crook is confident that the board and the BDC will be able to find a buyer.

“Pat Ford and the group, they are seeking out buyers to help the school district out,” said Dr. Crook. “So we’re going to continue with that plan and keep pushing that property and hopefully someone will step forward and purchase that property for use.”

School officials and the BDC originally said that they had a lot of interest in the property, which is why they decided to auction it off.

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