Business: The End for Steel City?

Old age clobbers Youngstown

In Youngstown, Ohio, the permanent dirty haze in the air and the oily filth in the slow-running Mahoning River have long spelled money. For 85 years, Youngstown has prided itself on being the quintessential steel city, the capital of "America's Ruhr Valley" and more heavily dependent on this one industry for jobs than any other town of the same size. But now Youngstowners—and even more the citizens of neighboring Campbell and Struthers—live with a nightmare that the air will one day soon be clean and fish will again swim in...

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