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Tourists bring big bucks to Ohio economy

May 19, 2013

WARREN What started out about a half-dozen years ago as a summer concert series creating some downtown fun has evolved into a significant local tourist attraction that this year is expected to draw......

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May-21-13 12:13 PM

Hey sad: Drive by sometime on a Saturday night. The place is packed. I always feel safe... Good Times!!

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May-20-13 1:42 PM

Wow! What a wonderful article. The revenue statistics are impressive--and the work being done to promote Trumbull County is profound. Anyone attending local events, listening to local radio or paying a tiny bit of attention to the news reported in the Tribune would easily know and understand the hard work that is being done to promote tourism around the County. I am proud and pleased to live in a community that boasts such great things to see and do. As far as the ignorant comments made about the Tourism ED--I encourage you to take 5 minutes out of your uninformed and presumptuous lives and stop into the TC Tourims Bureau and meet Ms. Sferra. Afterwards, you will better understand the mountain of work this professional and highly motivated leader does on a daily basis--mind you--without an assistant. The strong revenue stream in county tourism is no doubt a testament to her talent and dedication. Hats off to a job well done and a fantastic article!

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May-19-13 7:16 PM

Another big positive that will keep out-of-towners coming back to explore and enjoy the area further is the Greenway Bike Trail that cuts through beautiful courthouse square,passes the amphitheater and continues straight past the Kinsman and Perkins homes,the Packard Music Hall and Packard Museum until it winds its way up to Kent State Trumbull.It DOES doesn't it?

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May-19-13 6:00 PM

@ sadbuttrue - I agree with you only partially. Something needs to be done about welfare, low income housing, etc.......what? Who knows! It's not a matter of feeling safe down at these concerts, have you attended any of them? They are packed full of people. I've been to about a dozen of them and only saw 1 problem and that was a VERY drunk kid starting trouble with someone he knew and had problems with.

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May-19-13 5:54 PM

Who cares about which family she's from. With a last name like "Sferra" she's probably related somehow but then again, so what! Don't try and tie the Ex-mayor, her and Avalon golf together in an article of positive nature for Warren. The Amp is a great place and it brings some money and people to downtown. Good music, good fun, beer, food and friends. Should be advertised more to attract more people to these events.

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May-19-13 5:35 PM

Thank the Sunrise and Mickeys army navy for these concerts. They deserve a big round of support for these promotions.

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May-19-13 3:14 PM

' Trumbull County Tourism Bureau Executive Director Stephanie L. Sferra isn't even related to the "golfing" Sferra's......*shakes my head*

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May-19-13 9:29 AM

Well, the photo belongs to another article. Why is it sooo difficult to be organized? Who "proofed" before going to print?

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May-19-13 9:13 AM

As usual, only half an article presented. At least mention the photo used for this entry of news.

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May-19-13 9:05 AM

' Trumbull County Tourism Bureau Executive Director Stephanie L. Sferra ' ... and so it continues. i don't suppose she also plays golf.

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May-19-13 8:39 AM

They need to get rid of the the low income housing(welfare)that is housing criminals.People will not come to downtown until they feel safe.

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May-19-13 8:26 AM

This is the best positive thing Warren has come up with, so far. It should just be advertised more, to attract bigger crowds. They have Rockin on the River up by Cleveland, that attracts thousands of people practically every weekend. If this was promoted and advertised the right way, it could be just as successful. Another good idea would be try and have the SuperNats at the Trumbull County Fair grounds. It generated millions of dollars in revenue, when it was held in Canfield. The people in Boardman is what ruined it, the sucked the life out of it by constantly complaining about the traffic and the noise. Now Salem is racking in the cash every year. But like any type of attractions, it has to be promoted properly. I remember going and seeing thousands of people lining up both sides of Rt. 224, watching the street rods cruising up and down it. All the hotels and motels was booked solid, the restaurants was packed with customers, and the gas stations sold gas as they got it.

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