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      Mayor Mike Bell holds 2013 State of the Youth Address

      M ayor Mike Bell laid out his vision for the city's youth in his second state of the youth address.

      Y oung people packed the McMaster center inside the main branch of the Toledo Lucas County Library to hear the mayors speech.

      T he mayor talked about various issues impacting youth in the city. Also, young people had a chance to talk to the mayor about issues concerning them.

      " M any times, youth are looked at and talked about, but they never actually get to hear things for themselves. And, I think sometimes that the community doesn't always let the youth speak for themselves, and this is the opportunity where they can," explains Rosalinda Contreraz-Harris, acting executive director with the City of Toledo Youth Commission.

      S ome topics discussed at the meeting include summer employment and education.