Boccieri seeks Continental presence at airport

VIENNA — State Sen. John Boccieri has written to Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, asking that the state encourage Continental Airlines to create an aircraft repair facility at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

Boccieri of New Middletown, D-33rd,   said that the encouragement could be part of the state’s current talks with the airline about helping it with $16 million to expand its operations at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

“The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport can play a significant role in the company’s expansion,”   Boccieri said.

He said the existence of an aircraft repair school at the airport run by the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronatics   is perhaps the biggest draw for locating the repair facility here.

For more, read Wednesday's Vindicator and

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