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Oil boom hasn’t yet reversed Eastern Ohio population slide

March 28, 2014

WHEELING — In what has become a trend, every Ohio Valley county saw a loss in population over the past year, according to data released Thursday....

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daville

Mar-28-14 2:20 PM

its simple math, look around there are more people moving out of the valley than there are moving in! I"ve had ten family members move out of Ohio during the past two years. The local vallet towns and city are on their death bed but just don't know it. driving around check out Steubenville, Mingo Jct.East Liverpool , wellsburg, weirton just to list a few There's no bright future for jobs that pay enough to raise a family, Most of the people that are still here in this area are on welfare or retired , no chance for increasing their income.

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Echobravo

Mar-28-14 2:58 PM

Whoever used the words "oil boom" is nuts. What permanent jobs are coming from the "oil boom"? Last I checked, I see hotels prices OVER PRICED because of workers from out of state. When the locals are employed that slide will slow down or stop. If you use the cliche "if you building it, they will come", but you have to hire locally. Don't blame it on lack of training. If a company was sincere, they would train a trainer(s) for the community. It takes moral will.

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