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Air Force Col. James Dignan already is fielding calls from around the country about a soon-to-be-launched initiative that would Air Force reservists to work by helping tear down blighted houses in a city neighborhood.

The city finalized an agreement with the Youngstown Air Reserve Station that will start with the demolition of 12 vacant structures and could evolve into an effort to have reservists do much more in Youngstown.

The city of Youngstown is going to get some help with its demolition program and soon other local communities may be getting help with their own projects.

The city’s Board of Control this morning will approve an agreement with the Air Force Reserve’s 910th Civil Engineer Squadron to collaborate on a blight removal project in the city.