CHAMPION, Ohio (WKBN) – A Trumbull County steel mill is now up and running.
Warren Steel Holdings had shut down in March in part because of high energy costs. The Champion company took its case to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, arguing that it could not operate with its electricity rate.
And last month, the state agreed to lower the rates with the help of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Congressman Tim Ryan, D-Niles.
“I am pleased that Warren Steel Holdings got the utility rate reduction needed to restart their mill,” Ryan said. “This decision will help Warren Steel Holdings remain competitive as they seek new opportunities for growth and increased employment.”