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Lake Erie, Alliance & Wheeling Railroad, 1874-1976

Submitted by Andrew Olson As America’s Second Industrial Revolution expanded rapidly after the Civil War, the demand for coal and oil grew exponentially. Both minerals were found in east central Ohio, prompting entrepreneurs like Hugh Bleakley of Alliance to ponder the possibilities of building…

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Luxaire Cushion Company

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer This building started out as the Akron Maderight Tire & Rubber Works in 1920. The name of the company was changed to the Trumbull Tire and Rubber Works. The company was out of business by 1921. The building was foreclosed…

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Newton Steel Company

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer The Newton Steel Co. of Newton Falls, Oh. was not a basic steel mill. It was a rolling mill that rolled steel into sheets, mostly for the auto industry. Founded in 1919,  In 1922 six additional mills were installed for…

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Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal, The (1827-1875)

Submitted by Andrew Olson Although, in 1823, the State of Ohio commissioned a survey for an eighty-three mile canal route from Akron OH to Mahoningtown (New Castle) PA that would open as the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal (P&O) in 1840, concerns about funding a project…

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Kistler, Thomas Dallas (1920-1994)

Submitted by Andrew Olson Owner/Operator, The Red Bag and Kistler’s Interiors, Newton Falls OH Born and raised in Newton Falls, Tom Kistler graduated in the Newton Falls High School class of 1938. He came from a family with deep roots in town – harkening back…

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