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Patricia Gallagher Newberry
A downtown mural depicting Sheila Donaldson Johnson, DeAnna Hoskins, Tyra Patterson, Tracy Brumfield, and Belinda Coulter-Harris shows their worth.
In 2008, air courier DHL left Wilmington, Ohio, sending the small city into a tailspin and transforming it overnight into a poster child of the Great Recession. But a funny thing happened on the way to economic Armageddon: The citizens refused to let their lovely town wither and die.