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RG on auction block

Steel plant owner says hot mill assets will be preserved

January 11, 2013

WARREN — A four-day auction has been scheduled in March to liquidate some of the assets of the idled RG Steel Mill on Warren’s Pine Avenue, but the owner says the sale will exclude the “whole hot......

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EarlyRiser

Jan-11-13 4:19 AM

This may be the beginning of the end if no one steps forward to buy the mill, The Sparrows Point Plant is done, ours could be next.

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WarrenProud

Jan-11-13 4:47 AM

It's over. So sad for those workers who lost their jobs.

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DHSmith

Jan-11-13 6:11 AM

once all the mills are gone we will be defenseless against anyone or anything since we will no longer have the facilities to produce and protect ourselves. Good bye America

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Ihateusblues

Jan-11-13 8:26 AM

Very sad. As a former steelworker, I can imagine that pain that the middle-aged are feeling. Without computer or tech skills it's VERY tough to find anything that pays over $8.00 per hour in this area. The days of "back muscle" as a requirement for employment are gone. Continuing education and learning is the key to success.

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arivercryme

Jan-11-13 8:48 AM

where are the politicians? Where is Tim Ryan? Where is Gov. Kasich? Where is the outcry? Didn't we have a campaign to save the airbase? Wasn't it called S.O.A.R? I guess 1200 jobs don't matter.

We can talk all we want about the Y-Town Incubator as well as this new future incubator in Warren. It matters little if 100 or 200 jobs were added due to start-ups at the incubator if 1200 people at the same time are losing their jobs.

Just sad....this was the last integrated mill producing steel between Cleveland and Pittsburgh...the last blase furnace. There used to be 15-20.

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billde

Jan-11-13 9:20 AM

THIS WILL MEAN,BUY MORE FROM C H I N A

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Billdog

Jan-11-13 10:01 AM

arivercryme, what was any politician going to do, buy the mill? This is sad that as a country we can't raise tariff taxes enough to make our product marketable. When China decides to attack, will have to melt our cars down to make bullets.

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insider

Jan-11-13 11:04 AM

Why all the doom and gloom in these comments? We don't need no stinkin' Warren steel mill! Obama has been re-elected. We still have our Obamaphones, extended unemployment, free school lunches, brick crosswalks, the taxpayer subsidized Packard museum, section 8 housing galore, taj mahal style public schools, snap cards and the Democrat party still rules in the valley.

The citizens of Warren are pacified in the Obama era and don't need any steel jobs to keep the gravy train rollin'.

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JaniceJWGH99

Jan-11-13 11:15 AM

You make that sound almost desirable insider.

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arivercryme

Jan-11-13 11:39 AM

Billdog...

Politicians are good at giving prospective companies tax abatement, equipment tax breaks, hiring incentives, etc. when trying to lure companies from one state to another. Not that we are going to hear about all the "behind-the-scenes" discussions, but I don't even hear any sense of urgency from any of our local/state politicos.

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readerx

Jan-11-13 12:14 PM

Billdog,I don't want to sound like a smartarse,but how will we melt down our cars for bullets? Besides, congress,the Whitehouse and all the lobbiests will turn on us if we are ever invaded. That is my opinion on the current cast of clowns in D.C.

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brasco

Jan-11-13 12:28 PM

Insider, why turn everything political?? Your a fricking ahole.

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AFRET1

Jan-11-13 3:47 PM

Nice, brasco - that adds so much to the commentary.

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nativio289

Jan-11-13 4:07 PM

I wonder if some local politicians still want to stand up and applaud this guy?

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Cannotwin

Jan-11-13 5:07 PM

Rumor has it most of the machine shop is already gone.. hate to see this mill go ****good mill with good people..

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PantherPride

Jan-11-13 6:21 PM

Follows the same methodical corporate raiding practices used when CSC began to liquidate leaving a smaller,scaled-down version of its former steel-making family-supporting self.Everyone in this area has been sold a bill of goods by these high stakes monoply players.

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4reeal

Jan-11-13 7:56 PM

What property has railway, a newer office building where directional drilling could yield millions of dollars in natural gas from under the city of Warren and city of Niles? politicians sacrificed 1200 jobs, they know the real deal. Fact remains that USW allow termination of employees on Aug 31, 2012. When the mill was closing, T. Ryan was cutting a ribbon at the Ytown incubator. It is another sad blow to the manufacturing and the community economics.

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4reeal

Jan-11-13 8:01 PM

Once the bottle cars are sold, the mill can never reopen without them. The mill is being euthanized in March unless a buyer comes forth in the next 6 weeks.

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Swelterstat

Jan-11-13 8:39 PM

its a sad day for those who have put years of hard work in this mill..If we keep going we will buy everything from CHINA..and America will be China owned............

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LaidOffDrone

Jan-11-13 8:50 PM

EarlyRiser wrote: "This may be the beginning of the end..."

No, you're not 30 years behind, are you? lol

Wow!

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Donewiththevalley

Jan-11-13 9:37 PM

Insider, you are 100% correct. I feel sorry for my children. Our government caters to the "hand out" portion of society. Who is going to pay for all of these entitlement programs when the hard working people have lost their jobs?

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Donewiththevalley

Jan-11-13 9:43 PM

Where have all of the local politicians been on the closing of this mill? It seems like if it is not GM Lordstown, then they are nowhere to be found. If Lordstown was eliminating 1200 jobs, every local politician would be on the front page of the newspaper or on TV.

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LaidOffDrone

Jan-11-13 10:04 PM

Donewiththevalley wrote: "I feel sorry for my children."

The time to think of that was BEFORE you created them, not AFTER.

Nice work.

...and yet, you probably STILL sleep well at night.

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Donewiththevalley

Jan-11-13 10:55 PM

LaidOffDrone. I feel sorry for my children because they have to deal with all of the pieces of sh** that want all of the entitlements. What has happened to personal responsibility. My children work hard and try to make the right decisions to provide for themselves. They are not looking for handouts.

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Pitten

Jan-12-13 11:19 AM

You voted for this so live with it. this area has ALWAYS gone democrate and look what has become of it. A smart area would have voted Independent or Republican to show that things need done or we will vote you out. these politians dont have to do nothing they will get dump voted in.

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