At 2:00 on 7-24-22 in the Hancock County Museum, Tom Zielinsky will be recapping The Final Days of Weirton Steel, 2nd Edition, and explaining the truth about the Weirton Steel ESOP and why it didn’t have to happen. This program is free and open to the public , and will be followed with questions and refreshments.
Tom Zielinsky was born in Steubenville, Ohio, and was raised in New Cumberland. After 33 years of service, he retired in 2003 as Senior Director of Information Strategy for Weirton Steel Corporation and retired again in 2013 as technology director for the Hancock County Commission. He has degrees in electronic engineering, computer science, and an MBA from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Author of four books, The Final Days of Weirton Steel was published in 2010, The Final Days of Weirton Steel, 2nd Edition published in 2021, Rockyside, A Forgotten Mining Community published in 2017, and Zalia, Hancock County, West Virginia, Rediscovering a Lost Community was published in 2020. He resides in Weirton with his wife, Patty. They have four children, 10 grandchildren, and two great-grand sons.