By Libby Rosequist
Despite reports circulating around the purchase of the Mercyhurst North East campus to S.P.I.R.E. Institute, nothing has been confirmed.
S.P.I.R.E. is based in Ashtabula County, Ohio and is owned by Blue Ocean Investments.
The institute stands for sports, philanthropy, innovation, rehabilitation and education and is a college preparatory academy for high school students.
Deborah Morton, Mercyhurst’s director of communications, could not confirm the sale of the campus.
“Mercyhurst University continues to work with a potential buyer for the sale of its North East campus,” Morton said. “We are hopeful that the negotiations will result in a positive outcome for the buyer, for Mercyhurst, and for the North East community.”
President of Blue Ocean Investments, Jonathan Ehrenfeld could not be reached for comment.