WKBN archives chronicle Youngstown’s struggles after Black Monday

WKBN dug into its archives for past news coverage on Black Monday

On September 19, 1977, it was announced that the first of the area's large mills was closing. That day would be known as Black Monday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Forty years ago — on September 19, 1977 — marked the beginning of the end of steel dominating the Youngstown area’s economy.

It was when the first of the area’s large mills closed.

Officials knew it would be a devasting blow to Youngstown’s economy, but they likely had no idea that the effects would still be wide-reaching, even today.

WKBN dug into its archives for past news coverage on Black Monday. You can watch those videos below:

Watch: Warning signs of local steel industry’s struggle largely ignored

Watch: Youngstown grapples with effects of steel industry decline

Watch: Committees try to bring jobs back to Youngstown 

Watch: Steelworkers rally for jobs 


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