…and I was born and raised in Weirton West Virginia. The city has a museum devoted to the city of Weirton and a website. I logged on the other day and found a link to what was a monthly publication called the Bulletin that Weirton Steel used to publish. My dad worked in the coke plant of Weirton Steel and he would bring the magazine home. I found it ironic in looking through the digitized issues is that I now make my living near a coal mine that helped my dad make a living. My dad operated a train car that caught hot coke from the blast furnace. Coal is used to make the coke which is used in the steel making process and that the coal that they used at Weirton Steel came from a mine in Isabella Pa. While tripping back in time I noticed that in every issue there was a section that featured stories from that mine, the miners and their jobs. In one issue I read that one miner was from Republic and another from Uniontown. That was enough for me to do a quick search to see where exactly Isabella Pa was. I never knew the city and the mine were just down the street from the radio station that I now work for. I found it cool learning of the personal connection I have between the two cities. Sad to say that today Weirton Steel is just a shell of its former self and the blast furnaces are no longer needed like the coal that was once mined in Isabella Pa.