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FIRST ON WTRF.COM: Cathy Davison Resigns as Steubenville City Manager

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WTRF has confirmed Steubenville City Manager Cathy Davison has resigned from her position.

Steubenville city officials met Tuesday night to discuss the issue. Sources claimed if Davison refused to step down, she would be terminated but Law Director Gary Repella says Davison was never given an ultimatum.

"After that meeting on Thursday both sides stepped back and thought about what had transpired that night and that's what led us to this point tonight," said Repella.

Until this recent decision, Davison was working on her second three-year contract with the city.

Council has agreed to pay Davison four months severance plus vacation and sick days totaling near $42,000.

Repella said next week council will authorize an ordinance for the payment to Davison.

Mayor Dominic Mucci will serve as interim City Manager until the position is filled.  Repella says within the week the city will start to research publications where they will advertise the job opening.  He says they hope to have a new city manager in four to six months.

Davison had this to say about her resignation:

"I tendered my resignation effective immediately," said Davison. "After months of trying to move the city forward, it has become apparent that city council and I do not have the same vision for the City of Steubenville."

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