Stambaugh Golf Course reopens until October

YOUNGSTOWN — The “closing” of the city-owned Henry Stambaugh Golf Course didn’t last long.

Because of the city’s struggling financial situation, it closed the course on Saturday.

City officials met Saturday morning and came up with a plan to reopen the course Sunday, Mayor Jay Williams and Jason Whitehead, director of that department and the mayor’s chief of staff, said today.

The city never gave any public notice that the course on the North Side reopened.

“In our scramble and last-minute work” the city forgot to announce the reopening of the course, Williams said.

The cash-strapped city closed the 9-hole course because it laid off most of Stambaugh’s employees last week.

City officials decided to “realign” the parks and recreation department staff to keep the golf course open, Whitehead said.

“It’s kind of a juggling act,” he said.

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