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Letting the ‘Y’ Handle Rec Center

Like officials in so many area communities hit hard by economic declines and population loss during recent years, those in Martins Ferry have come to understand they simply do not have enough money to provide parks and recreation opportunities like those of the past.

Fortunately for Martins Ferry, there may be a way to do more.

Last week, Mayor Robert Krajnyak told Martins Ferry City Council discussions are being held with the Wheeling YMCA over the possibility that organization may take over operation of the city recreation center.

If that can be worked out, it could prove to be a boon to Martins Ferry residents. A visit to the Wheeling YMCA makes it clear officials there are very good at running a recreation center. Here’s hoping something can be worked out.

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