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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The end of the government shutdown is good news for some, but locals are not happy with another temporary fix.

The vote to restart the government and avoid default only delays potential problems and sets up new deadlines to avoid a repeat.

Mahoning county commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti says that not what the people want.

"This idea that they're putting on a band aid and they think we should praise them is not happening, at least not in our world," Rimedio-Righetti said.

At the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, the restart means that flight crews can again have fuel and supplies to put their aircraft back in the air. But it's only temporary, and the 910th Airlift Wing will be waiting to see what happens as the next funding deadline approaches.

It's the same situation for programs like the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, which for the fist time last month hit 100 percent occupancy for it's 1,200 rentals. The executive director says the next budget and funding deadline is a major concern.

"We're good till the end of the year, there's not a problem with that, but looking into the future we have some questions of what will occur," said YMHA Director Carmeita Douglas.

Others say there's another group of people who are going to bear the real burden.

"The sad part is we're just passing higher debt and liability down to the younger generation. I fell sorry for the people 25 and under and what they're going to inherit," said  Ron Maketa, a retiree and military veteran. 

Others say those in Washington need to remember they were elected to do what is best for the people.

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