WKBN archives chronicle Youngstown’s struggles after Black Monday

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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 ignoredWatch: 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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