A continuing series
Last month: A three-day Vindicator series outlined reader attitudes on blight, specific eyesores across the Mahoning Valley and examples of actions to erase the problem.
Previously: Business leaders revive the neighborhood pride program; new efforts deal with litter that clutters Interstate 680.
Today: Adults and kids band together to landscape vacant city lots.
Tell us: If you know of any people or groups doing extraordinary work to get beyond the blight, tell us. We'll select the top stories and periodically profile those who are going beyond the norm to improve how our area looks. Contact staff writer Roger Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or write him at The Vindicator, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown, 44501.