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Middle school’s bleachers near breaking point

A sign indicates that the bleachers at Westmar Middle School’s football field are closed on Wednesday in Lonaconing. It was revealed at a regular meeting of the Allegany County Board of Education on Tuesday that the reason behind the recent closure was the potential for a “mass foundation failure,” according to structural engineers. The cost to repair the current bleachers would be higher than purchasing a new structure, a school board official said.

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