Historic Weirton Steel building coming down

By Keri Brown

kbrown@bethanywv.edu

Since Arcelor-Mittal bought its Weirton steel plant from ISG in 2005, nearly 1000 jobs have been cut. Earlier this month, company officials announced that the hot mill division is also closing down.  That means dozens more jobs will be lost at the Weirton plant.

Now there’s one more indicator of how things are changing in the steel town. A long-idle steel complex in the heart of downtown Weirton is being demolished, but local officials hope it’s only making room for new opportunities. Keri Brown reports.

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