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"Now, more than ever, Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley deserve reliable, local reporting that is free and accessible to everyone.

Contributions from readers is crucial to sustaining our mission to publish local news that informs our communities and holds our leaders accountable.

Every dollar you contribute stays in our community and ensures that our hardworking team can deliver news that matters most to you."

Mark Sweetwood, Community Editor

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I support Mahoning Matters?

A healthy local news business model has multiple revenue streams, supported by both advertisers and readers.

Readers supporting Mahoning Matters is an essential piece to allowing us to continue providing quality journalism to our community.

Contributing to support local journalism helps fund a professional staff of local journalists who focus on sharing the stories that matter most to our community.

I already get your content for free, so why would I pay?

We hope you believe in our mission of keeping our community connected and informed and value it in a way that justifies your financial support. Quality local journalism will not survive without the support of its readers.

What will my contribution go towards?

100% of your contribution goes directly towards local journalists, reporting local stories, in our community.

How am I billed for my contribution?

One-time contributions are charged immediately to your credit card.

Monthly or yearly contributions are also charged immediately to your card and then subsequently charged on the same day each month or year.

How do I get a receipt for my contribution?

When you contribute, our system will automatically send a receipt to the email address you provide.

What if I want to cancel my recurring contribution?

You can manage your contribution by visiting Support Us when signed into your profile. You are free to cancel your monthly or yearly contribution at any time through these profile settings.

Are there other ways to support Mahoning Matters?

Yes! You can sign up for our email newsletters, sign up for an account, follow us on Facebook and share our stories with your friends and family. Thank you!

I have a question not listed here. Who should I contact?

We would love to hear from you if you have any further questions. Please contact members@mahoningmatters.com.

If I don't want to pay online, is there another way for me to pay?

Yes, there is! Cheques can be made payable to Mahoning Matters (with “Support of Mahoning Matters” in the memo) and mailed to:

Mahoning Matters
143 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Suite 255
Mahoning Valley, OH