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A handful of enterprising urban farmers in the city and close environs are reclaiming city lots in some of the city’s most economically-deprived neighborhoods and turning them into small working farms. 

Contributed photo - Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $25,000 to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan would target predatory land contracts that often leave would-be home buyers without the rights and protections of holders of traditional mortgages or leases. 

If you’re in the market for a historic home in Youngstown, a newly-revitalized one on Glenwood Avenue may be for you. 

It took the combined efforts of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and the city to wrest control of an abandoned home along Glenwood Avenue away from a negligent previous owner.