A High Profile Arson in Youngstown

The city of Youngstown is experiencing another arson spree, this time though the crime is personal for many city activists.

A historic mansion in the Wick park neighborhood was burned a few weeks ago, according to the Youngstown Renaissance blog.

Before

Before

After

After

Instances of Arson are familiar in the city, however, many city boosters are outraged because there was talk of renovating the particular house and the Wick Park neighborhood is the site of an ongoing revitalization campaign that is seen as crucial to stabilizing downtown and Youngstown State University area.

The fire was part of a series of arsons that police believe are related.

Check out Youngstown Renaissance for all the details.

-AS

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2 responses to “A High Profile Arson in Youngstown

  1. Sean Posey

    Very sad… It seems I see or hear about a fire every week. I’m sure just about all of them are arsons.

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