New Firefighters Take Oath

Six new firefighters participated in swearing-in ceremonies Tuesday afternoon. The new firefighters were hired after the Steubenville Fire Department received a $1,185,794 grant from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program that allowed the department to retain three firefighters and hire six additional firefighters for the next two years. Taking part in the swearing-in event in the Municipal Courtroom were, from left, new hirees, Steve Sluzynsky, Andy Walton and Jonathan Burrell, fire Chief Carlo Capaldi, new hirees Ty Tanner, Chris Minor, Phillip Williamson and Municipal Court Judge Dan Spahn who presided over the ceremonies