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Morelli announces plans for treatment center

DELIVERING GOOD NEWS — During Friday’s meeting of the Jefferson County Commissioners, Commissioner Tony Morelli announced that Landmark Recovery, a drug and alcohol treatment company, is bringing an in-patient treatment center to Jefferson County. The company’s website lists a Pittsburgh-area location as coming soon to Wintersville. -- Andrew Grimm

STEUBENVILLE — Toward the end of Friday’s meeting, Jefferson County Commissioner Tony Morelli shared what he called some “good news.”

That good news, he revealed, was that Landmark Recovery, a company that has locations across the country, is bringing an in-patient treatment center to the county. Landmark Recovery is based out of Louisville, Ky.

“There is a lot of good news,” Morelli said. “No. 1, we can save lives. I had a personal experience a week ago where someone asked for help, and we had to send them to Youngstown, then from Youngstown, they send them to Cleveland.

“It separates the families.”

Finding a way to bring such a facility to the area has been a focus of Morelli and his colleagues, Commissioners Thomas Graham and Dave Maple.

“I know (Graham and Maple) have been talking about it for years, and I spent a lot of time talking about it when I was running (for commissioner) in 2019,” Morelli said. “We all feel it is important.”

“It’s good news,” Maple said during the discussion.

Another aspect of the announcement outside of the health benefit for residents is the economic impact.

“They are expecting to create between 85 and 100 jobs that average $85,000 (per year),” Morelli said. “It is a win-win-win.

“I’m very excited about it. It is something that I have been talking about for a long time.”

“That is great and a lot of employment opportunity,” Graham added.

Landmark Recovery’s website says it offers patients a “full spectrum of treatment services available for drug and alcohol dependency.”

The company’s website lists 15 locations.

A location labeled Pittsburgh says it is “coming soon” and is listed as going to be located at 200 School St., Wintersville.

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