MACEDONIA — School officials are hoping an issue with a clogged drain tap will be resolved this weekend. 

The clog had led to water leaking into a section of the high school, said Business Director Matt Gaugler.

"It ended up being a drain trap that was clogged on top of the roof that backed up, thus causing old stinky water to leak into the room/hallway," Gaugler said. "We have a contractor addressing it now, at an approximate cost of $1,000. It should be fixed by this weekend, and we are fortunate to have some dry sunny weather to work with."

Area residents, including students, took to social media to complain about the smells in that section of the hallway, which some compared to sewage. 

In a written message, Gaugler said that "the massive amounts of snow, then rain, then thaw have created more water to drain off of rooftops than the drains can keep up with."

"We’ve seen extraordinary teamwork from staff and students and greatly appreciate it," Gaugler said. "When it comes to moving water off of the roofs, our custodial and maintenance staff are doing all they can to expedite the process. Most of it is dictated by the weather, so we appreciate your understanding."

Gaugler added that dehumidifiers and fans were being used to help dry the materials affected by the leaks.

Reporter April Helms can be reached at 330-541-9423,, or @AprilKHelms_RPC