Warren Joins Lawsuit Against LTV Steel

WARREN, Ohio - The city of Warren joined the lawsuit against LTV Steel on Thursday, in an attempt to force the company to remain open, 19/43 News' Paul Orlousky reported.

LTV operates a coke-battery facility, and many employees there have said that operations are already winding down.

Coke is necessary to make steel, and union officials said that once the coke plant goes into cold shutdown, it would take millions of dollars to reopen. That isn't likely to happen, and workers suggested that less coke production would translate into less steel production, something that would directly affect the company's Cleveland mill.

It's hoped that a buyer can be found for the Warren plant, but so far, there has not been any interest expressed.