YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – What happens when a local newspaper shuts down? A new documentary takes a look at how the closing of the Youngstown Vindicator affected the Mahoning Valley.

“Newstown” is a 52-minute film. Thirty minutes of it was shown Wednesday during an online screening for the first time.

The film focuses on The Vindicator, which announced it was closing last summer after 150 years. The closure affected nearly 150 people.

The documentary is about the news business as a whole, but specifically on The Vindicator’s closure and how that impacted the City of Youngstown.

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