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Lordstown Awaits Answers On GM Plant Sale

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The mayor of Lordstown says his village is still waiting to learn whether GM will sell its idle auto plant to electric truck maker Workhorse.

Mayor Arno Hill said he met with GM and Workhorse officials in Columbus earlier this month. But he still has questions, such as who would invest in the plant and whether the company would ask for incentives.

“Right now, we’re just in the wait-and-see mode,” Hill said. “Ideally we’d like to get another General Motors product, so people don’t have to move out of town. But if that doesn’t happen, get us some answers.”

Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio, who is running as a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, calls the strict abortion laws being passed in a number of states “abhorrent.”

But he says he didn’t always feel that way.

“I changed my mind [on abortion] when I started meeting women who explained to me exactly what they were going through,” he tells Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd. “And really I began to understand how complicated and complex pregnancies are and that the government has no business being between the doctor and a woman.”

Steve Burns is a man of big ideas. In December 2017 he proudly showed off Workhorse's electric pick-up truck to WVXU, was perfecting drone delivery off the company's electric delivery trucks and touted his personal flying machine. Now he is planning to buy the GM Lordstown plant.

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Congressman Tim Ryan said the pending sale of the Lordstown General Motors plant is bittersweet.

Ryan said bringing jobs to the plant is good news in the long-term, but not necessarily beneficial for the GM workers who lost their jobs when the plant ceased production.

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The last car rolled off the assembly line at the General Motors Lordstown plant Wednesday and nearly all employees worked their last shift Friday.

Lordstown GM team member John DeGarmo has worked at four GM plants over the last thirteen years. He said working for the company is in his blood.

“But I look around and, you know, I’m in the Lordstown facility right now because it’s my last day of work, and, you know, it’s turning into a ghost town," he said. "And then nobody’s holding these companies accountable.”

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A coalition of Mahoning Valley advocates has been in Columbus, pushing for new investment in the soon-to-be-closed GM plant in Lordstown.  But they're still hoping General Motors might reconsider its shutdown plans.

The “Drive It Home” campaign consists of auto workers, business leaders, and local politicians. James Dignan with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber said the location of Lordstown is its number one selling point, given that it is one day’s drive away from 60 percent of North America.

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GM CEO Responds to Mahoning Valley Students

Feb 5, 2019
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General Motors Chief Executive Officer has responded to correspondence from Mahoning Valley students about the company's plans to shut down its assembly plant in Lordstown. 

Students sent Mary Barra letters and drawings appealing for her to reconsider the plan to unallocate the Lordstown facility in March. G-M plans to end production of the Chevrolet Cruze, which is built there.

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