A lot was brought up at Tuesday night’s Steubenville City Council meeting—first, the city will either continue supporting the private company, Ambulance Service Inc., or they’ll break away and start running their own EMS.
City leaders are still working to obtain numbers from the Jefferson County 911 Center along with statistics from ASI.
The conversation then shifted to a meeting city manager, Jim Mavromatis had in Columbus surrounding the state’s lawsuit against pharmaceutical dispensaries contributing to the opioid epidemic.
The attorney general is hoping to get all communities in Ohio to take part in an initiative known as ‘One Ohio.’
Mavromatis said that if a settlement was made, Steubenville would receive 1.2 million dollars.
Finally, during the meeting’s public forum period, a resident came forward to address last week’s proposal of moving the municipal court from the council chambers space to the Jefferson County Justice Center along Route 7.
He says it would be a safety concern to those who don’t have vehicles. No official word yet on what will happen with the municipal court location.