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.