Struthers - Dining

"The City with Heart in the Heart of it All"

Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant
1010 Youngstown-Poland Road
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 755-4667

Brier Hill Pizza & Wings
587 Fifth Street
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 750-1997

China Garden Chinese Restaurant
1010 Fifth Street
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 750-9818

Dairy Queen
928 Youngstown - Poland Road
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 757-9618

Dona Vito's Italian Grille
139 S. Bridge Street
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 755-3456

Dunkin Donuts
412 Youngstown-Poland Rd.
Struthers, OH 44471
(330) 750-1850

The Elmton
584 Fifth Street
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 755-8511

La Villa Sports & Grille
812 Youngstown - Poland Road
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 755-8744



Morgan Oil
127 Lowellville Rd.
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 755-2154

Nemenz IGA Stores
655 Creed Street
Struthers, OH 44471
(330) 750-1341 

Piggy's Sports Bar & Grill
886 Youngstown-Poland Rd.
Struthers, OH 44471
(330) 707-4435

Pizza Joes
960 Fifth Street
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 755-3636

Rips Cafe
614 Youngstown-Poland Rd.
Struthers, OH 44471
(330) 755-0057

Sami Quick Stop
2115 E. Midlothian Blvd.
Struthers, OH 44471
(330) 755-9416

130 S. Bridge Street
Struthers, OH 44471
(330) 755-2759

Sr. Jalapeno
702 Youngstown - Poland Road
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 333-3860

Tangier Bar & Pizza
880 Youngstown-Poland Rd.
Struthers, OH 44471
(234) 855-0847

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City of Struthers Diningr

This iron industry, The forerunner of America's great steel industry, probably contributed more than any one thing to the winning of freedom for the original thirteen colonies. As migration westward and the settlement of our frontiers moved ever forward, these iron works furnished the tools, plows, wagon iron, pots, kettles etc., which were so necessary to the conquering of towering forests and limitless virgin lands.

As the industry moved on, these iron works of our pioneer fathers, were built in forest glades where the Indians still lurked. In 1803 the first of these furnaces was built on Yellow Creek adjacent to John Struthers' 400 acres. This was the first blast furnace west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Events during the period of the construction of this furnace prove that the Indian problem was a serious one to these early settlers. The settlements in the Mahoning Valley actually faced many of the horrors, of frontier life. Most of these horrors could be traced to trouble with hostile Indians, who still roamed the forests along the Mahoning River. In fact on Sunday, July 20, 1800, two Indians were killed near Youngstown in an altercation with white settlers. As late as 1804 an Indian was tried at Youngstown for killing a white settler at Salt Springs.

As civilization pushed ever westward living conditions in the new settlement on Yellow Creek became less hazardous. The struggle for existence however, became less rigorous only with the coming of conveniences made possible by the growth of the iron industry and the development of transportation facilities.

The little furnace on Yellow Creek was constructed by Daniel Eaton. Its capacity was but a few tons a week and the entire output was used in the casting of pots, kettles and sad irons for the new settlers. No casting of products was done on Sundays and the iron on these days was formed into small pigs, which were then transported to the Pittsburgh bloomeries where it was converted into bar-iron.

About 1806 John Struthers also saw the possibilities in the iron business and about this time he associated himself with Robert Montgomery and David Clendennin in the erection of a second furnace about a mile and 2 half down Yellow Creek from Baton's furnace. Later on this partnership purchased the Eaton stack.

The small Struthers operations prospered until 1812. The war of 1812-14, called away the available workmen and left the furnaces idle. The Eaton-Struthers furnaces never operated again and John Struthers emerged from the havoc of these war years with his industry and his lands gone.

The little settlement on Yellow Creek remained almost dormant for more than sixty years. The Ohio Canal gave impetus to the growth of Lowellville and Youngstown but it remained for the building of a railroad to bring Struthers to life.

In 1865, Thomas Struthers, son of John Struthers, who had located in Warren, Pa., bought back the old Struthers homestead, or much of if, and laid out the village, to which he gave his family's name. Two rail-roads were built through the site of the little village, a post office was established in 1866 and in 1867 industry was revived through the erection of a saw mill.

In 1869 Struthers again became an iron producing community with the construction of the Anna Furnace by the Struthers. Iron Company. In 1880 there was added the sheet mill plant of the Summer's Brothers Co., and in 1888 the plant of the J. A. and D. P. Cooper Gear Company.

With all these activities Struthers still remained a village of less than 1,000 inhabitants, after 100 years had elapsed since John.Struthers built his first cabin and erected the sawmill and grist mill on Yellow Creek. In 1899 Struthers was brought into closer communication with Youngstown and the upper Mahoning Valley by the completion of an interurban electric line.

In 1902 the neighboring village of East Youngstown (now Campbell) was started. This new community was started shortly after the incorporation of The Youngstown Iron Sheet and Tube Company (known as The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., since 1905).

The erection of this plant, near the 100-year-old settlement gave Struthers a growth impetus which demanded civic action. Throughout the years the village was an unincorporated part of Poland Township, but the need of a better government became apparent and in November 1902, Struthers became a formally incorporated municipality, with an historical background of which it could well be proud.

The first village election was held on Dec. 6, 1902, with the first village officers as follows: Thomas Roberts, mayor, Andrew E. Black, clerk, Seth J. McNabb, treasurer, George Demmil, marshal, George Zumpky, William Maurice, Harry Swager, W. A. Morrison, Clark McCombs and John H. Shatter as councilmen.