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Steubenville Council members discuss range of topics

Updated: Tuesday, May 13 2014, 11:47 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Tuesday night was one of meetings for Steubenville Council members, as both the Planning and Financial committees met before Wednesday night’s regular session.
A wide array of topics brought up during the 2-hour span, with issues ranging from the number of lifeguards at the Belleview pool to the possibility and concerns of a shooting range coming to University Boulevard.
The first issue discussed at length was demolishing city blight. Urban projects director Chris Petrossi reported there are 72 properties, mostly residential, that need to be torn down.
The city is looking into what Columbus is doing as a possible smaller scale model for Steubenville, including the option of a land bank.
One of the other major points was brought up by councilwoman Angela Suggs, who said several constituents such as Franciscan University are worried about the idea of a National Armory opening up in that part of town.
“I would love to see a shooting range to come to Steubenville,” Suggs said. “I would patronize a shooting range, but not there.”
Members also talked about the city's comprehensive plan and making sure all possible outlets are involved to ensure the plan is put to use and do not go to waste.





Steubenville Council members discuss range of topics


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