LTV Agrees To Sell Coke Ovens Plant

WARREN, Ohio - LTV Steel has agreed to sell its coke ovens plant in Warren by the end of the month, 19/43 News reported.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge William Bodoh is expected to decide on the sale next Wednesday. LTV, however, has agreed to the deal with the Tonawanda Coke Corp. from New York.

The Warren plant's 122 ovens are able to produce 500,000 tons of coke every year.

Coke is a coal-based fuel that is used in blast furnaces to make molten iron, which, in turn, is made into steel.

More than 200 people worked at the now-idle plant.