After months of renovations and construction, Buckeye Health and Rehabilitation in Newcomerstown will be having its grand reopening on Thursday, Sept. 13 and the public is invited.
The renovations became necessary after the roof at the building collapsed when lightning snapped the large beam at the center of the facility. The beam collapsed and it allowed water to soak through two stories and damage the office, rehabilitation and waiting areas of the business.
"It was in an awful state," said office manager Tina Carr after seeing the water damage on March 16.
The more than 100-year old building was formerly a doctor's office but also housed a large ballroom on the third floor. There are also unrented apartments in the building.
In the early 2000s, Dr. Richard Van Voorhis purchased the building to start his chiropractic office.
Five months the lightning struck, the renovations to the building include: New waiting room, new roof, new paint inside and outside, new concrete work out front, new carpet, new ceiling, new lights and fixtures, new computer servers, new EMG machine, and new computers.
"Our patients were really great. They were sympathetic and still came (even under construction)," Carr said.
The grand reopening is one way Buckeye Health and Rehab is thanking the community for its support during its renovations.
The event will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will be lots of door prizes including: Chiroflow pillows, one hour and half hour massages, 37-inch flat screen television, T-shirts, Biofreeze and more. There will also be refreshments, free massages that day and tours of the facility.
Buckeye Health and Rehab, located at 223 W. Main St., Newcomerstown, is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The office may be reached by calling 498-8551.