Arrest made in Wednesday fire

STEUBENVILLE –Douglas Everhart, 54, of 245 S. Eighth St. was arrested by City Police on Monday on an arson charge in connection with a fire on Wednesday several houses from his residence.

The City Fire Department was called around 8 p.m. on Wednesday about a vacant house on fire at 236 S. Eighth St. It was the second suspicious fire at the house

The fire department reported there were multiple fire origins in the basement.

A fire inspector was called to investigate, according to the fire department.

The police department reported detectives interviewed Everhart on Monday, but he denied involvement in setting the house on fire.

Everhart was being held without bond, pending an arraignment today in municipal court.