Ohio treasurer speaks at Campbell civic day

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CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) — Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel made another Valley visit Friday, speaking at the city of Campbell’s annual Civic Day to both elected leaders and high school seniors.

Mandel said the greater Youngstown area can lead the state’s economic recovery, referencing the area’s manufacturing past and what’s currently happening with the oil and gas industry. Mandel wants high school students to know the importance of “hands-on” work.

“One of the things I feel very strongly about is putting shop class back in high school and investing more and more in the skilled trades,” Mandel said. “If we’re going to stay strong as a region, a state and a country, we have to make things.”

Mandel also talked with First News on his proposal to get the state’s checkbook online to allow citizens the opportunity to follow how the state spends money. The General Assembly has yet to approve the idea.

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