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Mr. Ryan and Mr. Williams are hoping for new funds to materialize, based on their impressions from the meeting. I'm not holding my breath. It's time we took matters into our own hands. The area has long had a mistrust of the federal government, and with friends like those that refused our Brookings Institute-lauded application, it's not hard to understand why.

NYT: Youngstown yawns at Traficant

Despite reports of an upcoming radio show in Cleveland and the expectation that Traficant will challenge Charlie Wilson in the primaries, there is evidence that Youngstown has moved on. In fact, the very fact that Traficant's show is in Cleveland demonstrates that Traficant's best deal for his pontifications was not at home.