Findlay, Ohio (WIMA) - A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Findlay on Tuesday for the new Marathon Performing Arts Center that is scheduled to open by October 2015.

The Center is being built using part of the old Central Middle School Auditorium in downtown Findlay.

Ed Reading- Chairman of the Hancock County Arts Center- explained that the new center will be huge for Hancock County and Findlay.

The Marathon Performing Arts Center will be one of the largest facilities in the area- and will have about one thousand seats in the auditorium.