"According to Williams, Youngstown just recently awoke from a 30-year paralysis. During that time, he explained, its citizens and government were convinced the steel industry would come back. He stated this dealt psychological and emotional damage which increased the city’s economic trouble and population decline.read more here on the visit.
“We were looking in the rearview mirror for the answers to get us to the future,” he said. “It was the biggest mistake to ever happen to the city. Pride cannot get in the way of change.”
23 February 2008
jay visits wierton
The Herald-Star, based in Steubenville, writes about Mayor's Williams' trip to visit the leaders of Weirton, WV: