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LOWELLVILLE, Ohio -  Members of Trumbull Canoe Trails played host to a group making a trip down the Mahoning River on Sunday.

The removal of a dangerous section of abandoned railroad trestle cleared the way for about thirty boaters, including members of Boy Scout Pack 60 from Boardman Township to make the 9 mile trip down the river.

The journey began in Lowellville and ended at Covert's Crossing at Edinburgh, Pennsylvania.

"There is wall to wall trees all the way down. The water is clear. I can actually see the bottom. There is a  bunch of ripples. It's just a nice, fun easy ride.", said Michael Danko, President of Trumbull Canoe trails. "It's beautiful. I wish more people would come down and people can see how beautiful the Mahoning can be."

Danko tells 21 News that the Lowellville dam is scheduled to be removed next year. After that, the group will work with municipalities to obtain a grant for removal of the Struthers dam. Then people will be able to ride the Mahoning River from the B&O Station in Youngstown to Edinburgh without any obstructions blocking the way.

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