Osnaburg Local investing over $2 million into new health and wellness center, fieldhouse

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The Osnaburg Local School District plans to construct a nearly 10,000 square foot health and wellness center near the district’s football stadium.

The district has raised $2.38 million through fundraising from East Canton alumni, community members, businesses and foundations.

The new facility will be named the Foltz Fieldhouse in honor of Dwain and Kathy Foltz, who made a generous donation towards the major project.

“The Fieldhouse is a culmination of efforts to provide our students, faculty, and staff an environment that enhances our athletic performance while simultaneously creating spaces that will support the advancement of health and well-being for the East Canton Schools community,” said Dwain Foltz.

Osnaburg Local Superintendent Kevin Finefrock calls the fieldhouse project an investment into the students and staff.

“This is a monumental project for East Canton Schools. Our mission is to educate, empower, and cultivate the talents of our students,” Finefrock said. “Investing in the health and wellness of students and staff will lead to positive student outcomes such as stronger connections to school and classmates, improved attendance, academic performance, resiliency, and self-confidence.”

The District will break ground on the project in April. The construction project should last approximately six months.

The project has been contracted to Motter and Meadows Architects and Olivieri Construction.