9:10 p.m. Council approves rezoning

STEUBENVILLE — City Council gave its official blessing Tuesday night to a rezoning request from Tri-State Health Services Incorporated that will allow the corporation to convert the former Temple Beth Israel into a senior citizen center.

The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved the request last week and sent a positive recommendation to the council for the third and final reading Tuesday night.

The council also approved legislation to allow city electricians to install fiber optic lines between the Ohio Mid-Eastern Regional Education Services Agency building on Sunset Boulevard and the agency’s new home at the former Prudential insurance building at 2230 Sunset Boulevard.

The agreement calls for the city to install the fiber optic lines and maintain the equipment for five years.

OMERESA agreed to pay for half of the material costs and $350 a month for five years as part of a lease agreement.

Read the Wednesday edition of the herald-Star for all the details from the City Council meeting.