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Thursday, February 21, 2013

As the Youngstown mayoral election ramps up, The News Outlet plans to bring you exclusive insights from political analysts, community leaders and the candidates themselves. Today, Andrew Donofrio talks with outgoing Mayor Chuck Sammarone.The post Sammarone hopes future mayor focuses on neighborhoods, accountability appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Great Backyard Bird Count wraps up this week. The event, sponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell University, tracks winter bird populations in the United States. Chris Davidson introduces us to some local birds and one birder. The post Brundage offers decades of experience to bird watchers appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Amid optimism that hydraulic fracturing will boost the local economy, there’s growing skepticism about how oil and gas companies are regulated, skepticism shared by members of Frackfree America National Coalition. News Outlet reporter Andrew Donofrio has the story about This Youngstown activist group that believes shale gas drilling is dangerous.The post Protesters push for local control over fracking; apologize to Mahoning River appeared first on The News Outlet.