A continuing series
Series: A three-day Vindicator series in May outlined readers' views on blight across the Mahoning Valley.
Recently: Volunteers plant bulbs now so downtown will bloom in the spring; the role schools play in a community's appearance, as seen through Ursuline and Liberty schools; councilman pulls together East Side churches and community agencies to adopt their neighborhoods.
Today: The first winner of the revived Youngstown Neighborhood Pride Award.
Tell us: If you know of 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.