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The Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport is continuing its campaign to get local governments to support the effort to bring back daily service by United Airlines.

Airport Aviation Director Dan Dickten is asking Austintown Township Trustees to make a fair share pledge of $22,000.

“I love using the Youngstown Airport, but is it feasible? Is the $22,000 that their asking from us, is it worth the effort for the people of Austintown or should we use the $22,000 some place else,” said Austintown Township Trustee Ken Carano.

Dickten says United is asking for a $1.7 million revenue guarantee to commit to bringing service to Youngstown.

The local matching share is currently about $200,000 short.

If United is successful here, which Dickten says he believes it definitely will be, it won't need all of the guaranteed funds.

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