Sunday afternoon a large crowd gathered for the dedication of Tri Star Career Compact’s new building. Tri Star’s Director, Tim Buschur, began the ceremony by welcoming guests to the beautiful 102,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. A facility which now brings together all of Tri Star’s programs under one roof with a location like no other career technical school in Ohio – directly across from a four-year university. Buschur also expressed thanks to those he said contributed to the project including the levy campaign committee, the nine communities who passed the levy, the local companies who donated money, services, and resources, as well as the architect, the construction company and the Tri Star teachers and maintenance staff. Buschur stressed that without the help of State Auditor Keith Faber, who was able to get a law changed in order for Tri Star to run a levy, the new building would not have happened.
Tri Star Advisory Board Chairperson Chris Falk, Fanning and Howey’s Executive Director Steve Wilczynski, Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s Project Manager Anne Frost, State Senator Matt Huffman, and Auditor Faber all expressed their thoughts on, in their words, an innovative project. Paolo DeMaria, Ohio’s Superintendent of Instruction, asserted that the more people work together, the more they can accomplished and summed it all up when he said, “The ultimate message in all of this is that when we work together, we will always be stronger.”