February 28, 2015


Republic Steel tests new $85 million arc furnace

The Republic electric arc furnace in Lorain, shown here under construction in August, was fired up Monday for a test run. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

  LORAIN — The heat is on figuratively and literally for Republic Steel’s new electric arc furnace. A test run of the furnace occurred Monday, Mark Huemme, Republic director of marketing, said Tuesday. The furnace is part of an approximately $85 million, 450-job expansion. When the project was announced in 2011, Republic officials said they Read More…

Benefit for Sheffield Lake man who fell from roof set for Saturday

A benefit dinner will be held Saturday for John Evanish. Evanish, a 41-year-old Republic Steel worker and Sheffield Lake resident, fell 47 feet from a roof at Republic’s Lorain plant on Sept. 12. Evanish broke four bones in his back, seven ribs and suffered four compound fractures in his left arm. Evanish, a husband and father Read More…