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SOUP serves up fun, funds for projects

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The first Youngstown SOUP dinner event will be at 7 p.m. April 27 in the Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave. Attendees will be served soup, salad and bread, and asked to vote on one of five community projects. The money collected from the $5 admission will go to the winner

Valley population becoming older, poorer

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Pearl Underwood surveys the community garden on one of the vacant lots in the Oak Hill area. The 84-year-old says the garden supplies fresh fruit and vegetables to some of the senior citizens. The biggest problem for the garden isn’t vandals – it’s groundhogs. Chris Davidson/

People living in the Mahoning Valley are getting older and poorer. Census figures show the area has the fifth highest number of residents 65 and older. Also, the area has the lowest average household income, less than $30,000 a year. This poorer, aging population will need help financially from local agencies and the community.

North side residents feel safe, but worry about home sales

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Mary Hartwig (left) and Mary Ann O’Neal spoke with officials from the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. during the April 1 neighborhood meeting at the Jewish Community Center. While they expressed some concerns, overall they were happy with the YNDC and the safety of their neighbhorhoods. Rick Pollo/

During the April 1 Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., residents of the North side were happy with the work being down by the development group. While residents said they felt safe, they are worried about the affect of vacancies and demolition on home prices in their area.