When readers picked up Sunday's edition of The Vindicator, the newspaper was emblazoned with its familiar masthead, but it wasn't the Vindicator that has published news from Youngstown, Mahoning County and beyond for the past 150 years.
Manufacturing is among the first sectors that get hit by a recession, and the last to battle back. So for decades, a Northeast Ohio county like Trumbull -- built on steel and autos -- has struggled even when others have recovered.
The collapse of traditional manufacturing has hit Trumbull County as hard as any place in Ohio. Drastic cuts at the General Motors plant in Lordstown have many trying to figure out if the economic pummeling will continue, and if there are alternatives.