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New Steubenville Health Commissioner Sworn In, 28 Applied for the Job

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STEUBENVILLE -

A new Steubenville Health Commissioner was sworn in on Friday after an extensive search filled with many qualified candidates.

In the end, Wintersville native and Indian Creek High School graduate Shaleeta Smith was chosen for the post. Smith has a Masters degree in public health from the University of Toledo and said she looks to forward to helping the city with her new, innovative ideas. She went on to say she "knows she has to listen to everyone's ideas and working as a team is a priority."

The health board went through very extensive search process after former Health Commissioner Patti Reda retired. Around 28 people applied for the position.

Smith said part of her focus will be getting people outside and getting them active. She will start her new job on Monday.