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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, June 19:

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Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted says recent news about auto production at Ohio plants highlights the unpredictable nature of the automotive industry. 

Last week, the Honda plant in Marysville, which makes 55,000 cars a year--mostly Honda Accords, announced it will suspend its second shift.  

While Accord sales ticked upward slightly to start this year, sales of the car dropped 10% in 2018.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said this move reflects the current trends of the car industry.

Honda is slowing down production of the Accord and Civic cars at its factory in Marysville as car buyers eye trucks and SUVs.

Honda Accord wins North American Car of the Year Award

Jan 15, 2018
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The Ohio-made Honda Accord was named North American Car of the Year today. 


The Accord has been around for decades, but it’s the latest generation that really caught the attention of journalists at the North American International Auto Show.

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A new partnership between General Motors and Honda to develop and build fuel cells in Michigan for their advanced “green” vehicles is seen as a plus for Stark State College.

Jim Maloney coordinates Stark State’s Fuel Cell Prototyping Center, where students study the electricity-producing devices. He expects excitement over the GM-Honda partnership to boost enrollment.