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Visitors Bureau comes to the rescue of Youngstown event

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The Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau is coming up with some cash to preserve a summer music event in downtown Youngstown.

Commissioners on Thursday approved and expenditure of $20,000 from bureau funds for the Youngstown Jazz Fest.  The annual music festival was in jeopardy for lack of funding.  Convention and Visitors Bureau director Linda Macala tells 21 News they'll ask Youngstown City Council for another $10,000 for the Jazz Fest.

Earlier this month organizers of another annual summer event, the Tour of the Valley was canceled for lack of sponsorship.

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