Financial irregularities have come to light in local Diocese

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) - Diocese of Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton has announced that during an external audit and recent reorganization of the diocese's finance office, potential accounting irregularities have been discovered. 

The issue involves the payroll system, and the Bishop has engaged with outside legal counsel and an accounting firm to conduct an investigation. 

Pending completion of the investigation, the diocese will suspend any major financial expenditures, including the Holy Name Cathedral renovation project. 

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