A continuing series
Series: A three-day Vindicator series in May outlined reader attitudes on blight, detailed specific eyesores across the Mahoning Valley and gave examples of actions to erase the problem.
Recently in Youngstown: South Side residents turn an empty corner into a flower garden; church youth groups transform vacant, private North Side lots; business leaders revive a city neighborhood pride award.
Today: One township's experience tracking blight.
Tell us: If you know of any people or groups doing extraordinary work to get beyond the blight, tell us. Contact staff writer Roger Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to him at The Vindicator, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown 44501.