Thousands of the men and women here in northeast Ohio build cars. Their fathers made steel. Home was Youngstown, a city of factories filled with neighborhoods of immigrants from Europe and the American South.

Today, however, most of those families are gone. “I have three kids, and I don’t see much future for them here,” said Kevin Scott, a 39-year-old with Magna Exteriors and Interiors who installs car seats at GM’s giant Lordstown auto plant. His children likely will be forced to move on — as tens of thousands of Ohioans have to Texas.

While Texas grew dramatically in the last decade, gaining four seats in Congress in the 2010 census, Ohio lost two congressional seats and grew only a little — adding 183,000 residents in 10 years. Texas grew that much in just 5 1/2 months.  Read the full article at