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Porter resigns from St. C. council seat

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Tim Porter has resigned from his seat on St. Clairsville City Council because of health reasons, according to a letter from Porter to the city.

Porter said in the letter given to the city today that he was resigning his seat immediately.

Porter recently resigned from his position with the St. Clairsville Chamber of Commerce after an audio recording revealed he used a racial slur in describing Bill Brooks, who is running for mayor of the city.

Mayor Terry Pugh said council likely will schedule a special meeting next week to appoint a new council president, a position that was held by Porter.

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