Located along US 30 the town was once considered the china and pottery capital of the world I Remember riding thru East Liverpool on Sunday drives my dad would take our family on and passing all the china outlet shops of the E. Liverpool Factory's including ones located along US 30 in Imperial Pa. such as Scio China near Pittsburgh which unfortunately burned to the ground couple decades back.
But it too became a victim of the rust belt when the steel mills went down not needing all the ceramics used in industrial steel process and cheap foreign imports only a couple factory's now exist in the whole valley .
Still a beautiful old town to ride thru where you can still see some of the industrial kilns and tour a pottery museum it was also the scene of a most horrific robbery murder of a shop keeper and his 2 customers in. 1973
I was just old enough to be entering high school when it happened and remember hearing about it on evening news.
It was a hot day when the robber or robbers came into used furniture-antique store of elderly Earl Tweed and during the robbery 2 possible customer's who walked in on it where also killed a pregnant 22 yr old Linda Morris and her 4 yr old daughter Angela in a most horrific beating and stabbing .
Just blocks from local police station.
The robbery and murder was like none before and drugs and junkies where not yet at the point of proliferating in the Ohio valley and crimes where small in the town.
With US 30 just 2 blocks away it could have been a transient and the Lady walking in with her daughter just complicated matters during the robbery and beating or it could have been some one local but for as violent as this murder was you think some one would have heard or saw something with the murders happening around what is beloved to be the noon hour.You think some one would have heard a scream.
One angle I do not know if police looked into was fact Mr. Tweed had rental property's was it some disgruntled renter or was it some one who came to inquire about a rental and instead decided to go for the money they possibly saw?
1973 was also the time when Debbie Makel was killed in a most horrific fashion in Rices landing Pa. as well any link. Was this a serial killer on the prowl?
Some day hopefully we will know thru DNA but I am afraid once again the killer will have long been dead or too old to truly prosecute.