A continuing series
Series: A three-day Vindicator series in May outlined reader views on blight across the Mahoning Valley.
Recently: The first winners of the revived Youngstown Neighborhood Pride Award program; volunteers plant bulbs now so downtown blooms first thing in the spring; the role schools play in a community's look as seen through Ursuline and Liberty schools.
Today: A South Side group creates a pride award of its own.
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.