New Sign for City

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On the Shirley Road exit on 680 North Saturday, motorists could see some people working around the “Welcome to Youngstown” sign.

Plenty of volunteers teamed up with Green Youngstown to do some weeding and plant new flowers.

Some YSU men’s basketball players lent a helping hand along with Defend Youngstown members.

This beautification project started last year thanks to the Lowe’s Heroes Program.

Green Youngstown said continuing the upkeep shows how people want to keep up revitalization efforts.

“To have it look so dilapidated  as it was a few years ago, it’s just an outward symbol of the decay that’s been going on in Youngstown and just to revitalize the sign is just another way to show that we’re revitalize the city a little bit at a time,” said Jennifer Jones of Green Youngstown.

Green Youngstown also said it plans on working on the “Welcome to Youngstown” sign on the West Side this summer.


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