GM Lordstown

GM Lordstown plant
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The U-S Department of Labor approved a grant Wednesday that will provide funds for employment and training services for 337 workers affected by recent layoffs at the Lordstown General Motors plant.

On January 17, 2017, General Motors laid off more than 1,200 employees at the Lordstown plant. Hundreds more workers from three other auto suppliers also lost their jobs because of the cutbacks.

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Interior of the type of distribution centr to be built
HomeGoods website

Lordstown residents hoping to block the TJX/HomeGoods distribution center project in their community have submitted enough signatures to force a vote on the issue in a special election. 

Over 1,100 signatures on seven petitions were turned in to the Trumbull County Board of Elections. Elections director Stephanie Penrose says 868 of those needed to be ruled valid to get the anti-TJX measure on the ballot.