Neighborhood stricken by crime gets makeover

WDTN Photo/Chris Smith
WDTN Photo/Chris Smith

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Dayton neighborhood that has been stricken by crime got a makeover Sunday.

With trash bags and tools, volunteers took to the streets, alleys and empty lots to beautify the neighborhood.

“Our neighborhood is the neighborhood in the city that is making the biggest comeback as far as occupying formerly vacant houses, cleaning up, and getting people to come here and enjoy the beautiful architecture and good neighbors,” said Bill Marvin of the Five Oaks Neighborhood Association.

A number of neighborhood volunteers, UD students, and city workers help with the cleanup efforts.

“We come down here so we just wanted to make the place look better and help out where we’re from, too,” said volunteer Paige Yaeger.

All of the trash cleaned up this weekend will be picked up by the city’s Public Works Department throughout the week.

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