New youth center coming to Steubenville


A brand new youth center is becoming a reality for the Ohio Valley Youth Network in Steubenville.

The old Calvary Methodist Church on Fourth Street has officially handed the deed over to the network.

In just a few months, the doors will be open for the city’s youth to gather.

Sewing classes, art classes, martial arts, and more will be offered to kids after school.

Officials said the purpose of the center is to keep kids off the streets and to give them positive options.

Ohio Valley Youth Network President Bobby Jon Bauman said he’s thrilled to receive a building free of charge.

“It’s really God’s grace and God’s gift for us to have this for the children in the community,” Bauman said.

“To deed over this building in the best location, the best area, to be around all of these children and people, it’s perfect. It’s godly,” added Paula Stevens, the project manager.

Officials said the new center launches on September 5th.

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