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Old 04-01-2007, 10:58 PM
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I use to live in Steubenville 10 years ago,moved to Myrtle Beach,SC....Just thinking about moving back up that way......Has anything changed?????????? Good/Bad????????
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:10 PM
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i drove down the w va side of the river from east liverpool to wheeling in december and i caught a glimpse of steubenville for my first time and i think i figured out why dean martin left!!!
if youve been in myrtle beach for ten years........get ready for a shock!
from accross the river it looked like steubenville was back in the 1940's
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:44 PM
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Last year I was visiting the area and I parked near the steel mill and walked around. Later that evening I went to my friend's in Wheeling and he said, "What!?? You mean you walked around Steubenville??? Somebody gets murdered up there every other day!" The next week he emailed me a news article about a homicide in Steubenville the day before and he said, "See what I mean?"
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:21 PM
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Default Seems Quiet but stagnant


I live up near Ashtabula, travel through Steubenville on 7 fairly frequently enroute to Martins Ferry. Don't know much about Steubenville other than Dean Martin being from there, and hearing stories about it having mob troubles similar to Youngstown years ago. It seems quiet but very stagnant economically. Folks in Martins Ferry indicate that, compared to other Ohio Valley towns, they hae some crime troubles, but I am guessing this is a small town persective, and that it is nothing like Youngstown or Warren.

Wheeling is, I find, a surprisingly nice little city. Jobs are scarce, but, with the right job, I think Wheeling or the surrounding towns like Martins Ferry would be a very pleasant to live in. The river is just so pretty, as are the hills. Folks in Martins Ferry, at least, seem more personable and relaxed than NE Ohioans, and have more community pride and a kinder, gentler attitude. I know Columbus has more jobs, but I like this section of the state.
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:04 PM
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Ask yourself why you left in the first place, and why you would want to move back.

Change is slow here. I've been here for 10 years, with other relatives who have lived their entire life here. It's not anywhere near my favorite places to live, but ..... it is what it is..... a place to live. The worst part for me is the stench of sulfur laden pollution. It creeps in from southerly breezes in the evenings and mornings. Sleeping with the windows open can be downright offensive.... as is waking in the morning to a deep breath of sulfur. I'm told it's better than it "was" many years ago ...... they must be kidding

To each their own though ..... some really love it here . Believe it .... or not .
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:35 AM
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Well, the city has struggled with crime, but itís not random crime. As with most city crime, itís someone who knows someone. The city has some nice neighborhoods west of downtown, and itís the cheapest metro for housing in the country as population has shrunk dramatically the last 3 decades with the loss of steel jobs. The local economy is horrible. If that doesnít matter and you want a decent house for next to nothing, Steubenville may work for you. If you are willing to commute to work in PA, then again itís a decent inexpensive option, but donít move expecting much in jobs in the town itself.

As for the pollution, it's worse - much worse in real cities. Industry is mostly dead in the Ohio Valley, a much smaller shadow of its former self.
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Old 05-03-2007, 05:47 PM
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Have family from there. I wouldn't move there under any circumstances. It's like when you come over the hill, there's a black cloud over that city...of course also up in the clouds are the helicopters patrolling cuz crime is so bad. If you google the "Wu Tang" (Supposedly the most violent gang in existence now) they are headquartered in Steubenville. My friend says that NO ONE goes into the downtown area if they care about their safety.
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Steubenville, OH, population 19,015, is located in Ohio's Jefferson county, about 34.0 miles from Pittsburgh and 67.6 miles from Akron.

Through the 90's Steubenville's population has declined by about 14%. It is estimated that in recent years Steubenville's population has been growing at an annual rate of less than one percent.

Steubenville's property crime levels tend to be a little higher than Ohio's average level. The same data shows violent crime levels in Steubenville tend to be much higher than Ohio's average level
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:42 PM
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absolutely no reason to consider moving there.
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:30 AM
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Anyone else from the Pittsburgh area chuckle at the Steubenville commercials on radio and TV? "Steubenville! The Burb of the Burgh, the burb of the burgh!"

That being said i've never been there, but after hearing so many negative remarks and the whole population decline thing I wonder how much success S-ville is having in their lil advertising technique.
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:31 AM
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i am from near cleveland and my job had me traveling down there many times. it was just like they said, a step back in time. i had never been down that way, and the area is run down and dirty. i go to myrtle beach every year for vacation, and i think you will be highly disappointed to move back there. if not only for the boredom.
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