Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - Rhodes State College received five million dollars from the State on Thursday to help build its Center for Health Science Education and Innovation in Downtown Lima.

Rhodes was one of six community colleges to receive funds from the sixteen million dollars allocated for community colleges during the state’s capital construction budget.

The 75-thousand square foot facility- which is being designed to serve more than 1-thosand students and incumbent health workers- will be a regional healthcare training facility.

The Center represents a collaborative effort between Rhodes State- the City of Lima and Allen County businesses and organizations.