- I hope more people see the area as an interconnected region and get away from the notion that there is Youngstown and then all the rest of the Mahoning Valley.
- I hope efforts to reshape and revitalize the city are successful. From a new grocery store on the Southside to hiring downtown, it's well past time for some good news.
- I hope citizen's groups, the police and ordinary people can continue to work together to reduce crime. It's time to take out the trash that is ruining a fine area.
- I hope all the area schools improve their academic rating. Education is the key to economic success. I've seen first hand what happens when people with the right education and experience find their way to the right position.
- I hope our area continues to pull together to help those in need and the organizations that support them. Some of those fine organizations are the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Hospice of the Valley, the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley and the Salvation Army.
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