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Survey: Johnstown Residents Happy With Arts Initiatives, But Crime, Blight Need More Attention

Johnstown’s Tribune-Democrat, in Western Pennsylvania, recently conducted an online survey to evaluate progress on local issues. Johnstown is a shrinking industrial city with a nearly 9-percent unemployment rate, and one of the worst-funded pension systems in the state. But it’s also working to change things. Keystone Crossroads’ Irina Zhorov spoke with the paper’s editor, Chip Minemyer, about the results and what they could mean for other distressed communities.  

Read a full version of this report at the website of Keystone Crossroads, a new statewide public media initiative reporting on the challenges facing Pennsylvania's cities.