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Ohio Valley Steelworker sculpture to be moved to library

Updated: Tuesday, July 8 2014, 03:11 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- The Ohio Valley Steelworker sculpture, currently located on University Boulevard and Ohio 7, will have a new home at the library thanks to a $10,000 grant.
The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County was awarded money by PNC Charitable Trust, JC Williams Trust. The 7,500 pound life-size artwork will rest on the grounds across the street from the Main Library on South 4th Street, which overlooks the former Steubenville steel mill plant and administrative offices.
Road construction on Ohio 7 forced the Ohio Valley Steelworker to find a new location.  
“The statue is a natural addition,” said Library Director Alan Hall.  “It will sit next to the commemorative plaque.”
A plaque was donated to the library 2 years ago.  It lists 19 names of men who worked at the Steubenville plant of Wheeling Steel Corporation, enlisted for WWII and lost their lives.
Hall said the statue has to be moved by the end of October.  
“The public will be able to view it up close now,” Hall said.  He added that the library is proud to be the new owner.  “The steel mill was an important place to so many people. If we don’t preserve it now we may be sorry that we didn’t.”

Ohio Valley Steelworker sculpture to be moved to library


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