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Youngstown the lead story now on MSNBC.com



Published: Thu, June 25, 2009 @ 9:40 a.m.

Senior writer Allison Linn writes: "For a cautionary tale, communities hard-hit by the current recession don’t have to look much further than Youngstown, Ohio. Like many other manufacturing-dependent cities struggling in this recession, Youngstown’s economy was once booming mainly because of the success of one dominant industry. And also like those cities, Youngstown saw its fortunes fall fast and hard when that industry suddenly bottomed out, leaving many of its residents jobless and unsure what to do next."

Read the complete story here:

When jobs go, so do a city’s people


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1valleyred(1097 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

The economy in Youngstown was BAD before this recession and now it is REALLY BAD. We've been in a recession since the steel mill closings in the 70s.... A

What party has been in charge of the Mahoning Valley during that time?

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2westside(47 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Valleyred,

Maybe republicans should start fielding some candidates instead of thumbing their noses at the valley.

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3backatyou(10 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

maybe if the republicons had a candidate that could keep things in his pants they might be able to rescue their so called family party.lol

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