CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- An historic round brick stable building once owned by an Ohio industrialist has been purchased by a synagogue.
Rabbi Mark Lancaster says the Timken stables were purchased at a sheriff's auction Thursday in Canton for $168,000.
The congregation has been leasing the building since 2009 and plans to renovate it.
The stables were built early in the 20th century for the horses of industrialist Henry H. Timken Sr.
The building, located near the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was foreclosed over a half-million dollar mortgage debt owed by the businessman who ran a restaurant at the stables.