Former Aldi location in the Westown Shopping Center. Ten years after the only Kroger on the west side of Dayton closed, beginning the onset of a food desert for people living here, the Aldi in the Westown Shopping Center closed its doors in April. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees
Photo: Ty Greenlees

What you thought about Frontline portraying Dayton as city left behind

Dayton was the subject of a Frontline/ProPublica report called “Left Behind America” that aired Tuesday, Sept. 11, about cities that haven’t bounced back from the recession.

The Dayton Daily News has been digging into the local economy as part of our initiative, The Path Forward. You can see all of our stories here.

Our focus has been to seek solutions to some of the region’s biggest problems, including why the local economy is booming for some people while others are still struggling. Here is how to access our story: How do we make the economy boom for all?

Dayton Daily News Investigative Reporter Josh Sweigart watched the Frontline report and live Tweeted about it and listened to what Dayton residents had to say about it. Here’s what he – and you – thought about the show.


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