Industrial Decline

What Happened to Weirton? Part 5: Moving Forward

If someone had a crystal ball, they could tell you exactly what the future holds for Weirton. Sadly, there are no magic tools to make this a short story.…

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What Happened to Weirton? Part 4: Where is God Today?

The consequences of deindustrialization manifest in many different ways.Sherry Linkon and John Russo, two prominent scholars in working class studies,…

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What Happened to Weirton? Part 3: As Goes the Mill...

“History tells us, like it or not, as goes the mill, so goes Weirton, in good times and bad.”This is a quote from Dr. David Javersak, a former professor…

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What Happened to Weirton? Part 2: He Could See Everything Folding

One person’s story can change your outlook on an entire town. Unfortunately, their story can leave you with more questions than answers.By 2018, around…

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