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EAST PALESTINE, Ohio - A Columbiana county community has outgrown it's government building.

East Palestine officials decided now was the time to move into something bigger after they noticed PNC Bank closed its doors on North Market Street. 

Village officials knew that building would make a perfect new municipal building.

On Monday, they cut the ribbon to celebrate their first official meeting there.

Village Manager, Peter Monteleone, says the old building was just too small. 

"The way the things were set up we had to have different things at different places. We had to have our council meetings at the community center at the park. We had our day to day operations at the smaller building up the street we didn't have enough room for our maps," he said.

Mayor Margo Zuch says they had a big storage problem. 

"Most records we have we are not allowed to ever get rid of. We have books that go back to the 1870's we must keep all of them. We have stuff stored every place possible to our little building we have now we even have stuff stored in our park at the community center."

Now all those records can all be found at the new location, along with a whole lot of other things, including where you pay your water and wastewater bills, the finance director, the clerk, the village manager and the mayor's office.  

They're also hoping to have a building and zoning inspector there soon.

Village officials say they were able to move to this much bigger location for about as much money per month as they were paying for the much smaller location before.

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