Our important stories from the previous week included a native lost in a tragedy that garnered national attention, new help-in-hand for those fighting substance abuse disorders, the theft of an important historical marker, a unique bird's-eye view of the transformation of a site in Claymont, and a look around the 2019 Best of Delaware party. 

The mother of a Delcastle graduate killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, vowed her daughter's death won't be in vain. Joe Irizarry brought us her promise: 

A new app developed at the University of Delaware is hoping gathering information regarding the resources available nearby will help combat substance abuse disorders. Amy Cherry has the details:

An important historical marker detailing part of Delaware's own difficult history with race and equality was stolen right out of the ground. Mark Fowser takes a look at how the theft has affected those who endeavored to fulfill its creation:  

We got a bird's-eye view of the transformation of the Claymont steel mill site thanks to pilot Mike Phillip's incredible coverage: 

The 2019 Best of Delaware party, featuring winners of Delaware Today's annual reader-chosen awards--of which WDEL was selected for three!--was held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, and there was a lot of awesome to be had: 

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