Weirton

Weirton, city (1990 pop. 22,124), Brooke and Hancock counties, NW W.Va., in the industrial Northern Panhandle, on the Ohio River settled 1790s, inc. 1947. Its industries include coal mining and the manufacture of steel, chemicals, cans, chrome, and pet foods. Nearby are a thoroughbred racetrack and two state parks.

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