Officials: John Legend Theater in Ohio nears completion

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district is determining how its new John Legend Theater will be shared with the community as it prepares to unveil the newly renovated facility.

The Springfield News-Sun reports ( ) meeting rooms have been made available to community groups since last summer the opening the Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome.

But the Springfield School District will begin charging for their use as well as the use of the theater once renovations are complete.

Superintendent Bob Hill says they’re working to find the right balance between the costs of operating the theater and what users can afford to pay.

Springfield district graduate and Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy winning artist John Legend gave $500,000 for the project.

The $2.5 million project is expected to be completed by September.


Information from: Springfield News-Sun,