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Lordstown school officials plan to hold quarterly financial meetings with the community, now that the General Motors plant is slated to shut down in March.

Superintendent Terry Armstrong says the tax money the district receives from GM may change when the plant goes dark. He wants to keep the community informed about budget issues the district could face.

A coalition of Mahoning Valley advocates has been in Columbus, touting the soon-to-be-closed GM plant in Lordstown and the economic promise they say it can bring to new investors. They’re also hoping General Motors reconsider its shutdown plans.

The United Auto Workers labor union is suing General Motors over the use of temporary workers at a plant in Indiana, saying that laid-off members from Lordstown could do the jobs.

The UAW filed the suit this week in federal court in Youngstown. The suit accuses the company of violating a labor agreement that allows laid-off employees with seniority to seek to relocate to other GM facilities.

The complaint says the union agreed to GM’s hiring of temporary employees in Fort Wayne, Indiana, through August 2018 to help with the launch of a new pickup truck.

The GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, closed in 2019 as part of a massive company restructuring.
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The announcement that General Motors will stop production at its Lordstown plant has caused anxiety for more than just its workers. Their children are concerned, too.

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General Motors is moving to shut down as many as five North American factories in a major restructuring, but there are more than jobs riding on the fate of at least one of them: Ohio's Lordstown assembly plant.

General Motors announced that it will shut down its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman says he hasn’t given up the fight to keep the GM plant in Lordstown open and its 1,500 workers employed.

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President Trump threatened to cut subsidies for General Motors, in retaliation for the carmaker's decision to idle five North American auto plants and lay off some 14,000 workers.

"The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get!" Trump tweeted on Tuesday, referring to the federal government's rescue of GM and Chrysler-Fiat during the depths of the recession nearly a decade ago.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow also expressed disappointment after meeting with GM's CEO, Mary Barra, on Monday.

General Motors announced that it will shut down its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
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Gov. John Kasich says he’ll be talking to General Motors about its decision to shut down the assembly plant in Lordstown, potentially putting 1,500 people out of work. But he’s sounding like all isn’t lost even if the plant closes.

General Motors announced that it will shut down its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
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GM told the remaining workers at its sprawling plant in Lordstown on Monday that it is going to shut down all U.S. production of the Chevy Cruze in March 2019.

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An effort to keep the General Motors plant at Lordstown operating brought nearly 300 workers, local business leaders, and political figures to the Auto Workers union hall for the “Drive it Home" campaign.

The EPA has announced a six-year freeze in fuel efficiency standards with no exceptions for states to set their own standards. It is a rebuke for California, which along with at least a dozen other states, has higher fuel standards than the national requirements. Under Obama administration rules, fuel efficiency standards would have increased over time.

Lordstown Plant Poses Political, Financial Risks For General Motors

Jul 27, 2018
General Motors announced that it will shut down its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
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With too many factories making slow-selling cars, General Motors can't afford to keep them all operating without making some tough decisions. But the political atmosphere might be limiting its options.

General Motors announced that it will shut down its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
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GM’s Lordstown plant is down to one shift starting tomorrow, as the plant faces a downturn in demand for the once-best-selling Chevy Cruze.

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