A historic Summit County schoolhouse destroyed in an arson last year is being brought back to life.

The city of Green has announced it’s moving forward with plans to rebuild the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse at Boettler Park after a group of young vandals set the building on fire last August. 

The schoolhouse was used for educational purposes for third grade students in the Green Local School District. 

Heather Reller, a former resident of Green, visited the park with her daughter Monday afternoon. She says it’s the right move.

"That’s a really good thing," she said. "To keep the history of this area is so critical. The kids need to know what happened here."

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The foundation of the building has since been reinforced, though there’s no word yet on a timeframe of when residents will be able to see the finished project. 

City officials said they are still in the process of determining the next steps in the rebuilding process. An estimated cost to rebuild the schoolhouse has yet to be determined.

In the meantime, students have been welcomed by Jackson Township to visit the area's one-room schoolhouse while crews work on rebuilding. 

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