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Congressman in Steubenville for Follow-Up Meeting on Drug, Violence Problem in the City

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STEUBENVILLE -

United States Congressman Bill Johnson met with key stake holders in Steubenville on Thursday to follow up on the violence and drug problems that have plagued the city.

Since their last meeting in August, Johnson said they're making progress and that progress begins with developing trust between residents and the various agencies. He added that a lot of what's going on in Steubenville can be solved with open communication.

Thursday's meeting was a follow-up meeting from when the group met back in August. Johnson said they will continue to have the meetings quarterly until they get to a point where processes are in place to ensure the safety of the families in the section 8 housing.

Examples of the progress they've made include the drug task forces recent arrests, the requiring IDs of the residents and establishing communication channels between JMHA and the city.