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Archdiocese’s Dayton offices to move

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

DAYTON DEANERY — The Dayton administrative offices of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are moving to newly purchased quarters around the end of March, insuring their long-term presence in Dayton.

“The acquisition of this building in the city of Dayton makes us owners instead of renters,” said Cincinnati Archbishop  Dennis M. Schnurr.  “This demonstrates our long-term commitment to the Miami Valley. Our new quarters are handicapped-accessible, energy-efficient and easily reached from I-75.

“Our staff supports the ministries of more than 50 local parishes in the region, and this permanent facility will help us more effectively deliver services to our parishe,” he added.

For about 35 years, Dayton offices of the archdiocese have rented space at the former Holy Trinity School building at 266 Bainbridge St.

Affected by the move are 23 employees of the Offices of Catholic Schools, Evangelization and Catechesis, Catholic Social Action, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Family Life and The Catholic Telegraph and the Catholic Education Collaborative.

The archdiocese purchased the former State Farm Building at 1436 Needmore Rd. for a purchase price of $825,000, including the building, acreage, and office furniture and fixtures. The purchase, which closed Jan. 25, comes after more than a year of exploring other options, including the possibility of renovating existing church properties.

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