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Owens closes childcare center this summer

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PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -

When Owens Community College closes its childcare center this summer, 94 children will be without daycare.

The center is set to close June 30, due to costs, according to Owens officials. They said it's just not in the budget.

"It makes me really sad, I know a lot of the kids that go here and their parents," said Brianna Pope, a student teacher at Owens. "It's been an excellent experience for them."

In addition to the 94 children, there are 16 employees at the center with unknown futures. But it's not just the employees, children, or parents that will be affected.

"It's gonna really hurt me," Pope said. "I'm going to have to go elsewhere for student teaching and for all of my observations."

Parents were also sad about the news because they said the center is one of the best in the area.

No decision has been made on Owens' childcare center at their Findlay campus at this time.

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