As of 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Pleasant Heights Fire Department has been officially closed. Firefighters were seen retrieving personal items from the building. The building will now be used to house a fire truck.
Steubenville City Council announced the closure of the Pleasant Heights Fire Department and the laying off of two firefighters Tuesday night.
According to City Manager Cathy Davison, the closure will take effect Wednesday following the morning shift. The two firefighters have a 14 day grace period from Wednesday.
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