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Prayer Vigil Holds Out Hope for GM Lordstown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The prospect of General Motors’ Lordstown plant closing in March would not only impact Michelle Colyar’s life, but also the livelihoods of her extended family. “My grandmother, mother, uncles and aunts. There are still 17 members of my family here,” she said. “I just pray that it changes, that they reconsider. We’ve […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The prospect of General Motors’ Lordstown plant closing in March would not only impact Michelle Colyar’s life, but also the livelihoods of her extended family. “My grandmother, mother, uncles and aunts. There are still 17 members of my family here,” she said. “I just pray that it...

Watson Foundation Gives $7K to Oh Wow!

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology has received $7,000 to support field trips and outreach support. The donation from the Walter E. and Caroline Watson Foundation will help increase visits from students. The museum is on track to serve more than 100,000 visitors this year, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology has received $7,000 to support field trips and outreach support. The donation from the Walter E. and Caroline Watson Foundation will help increase visits from students. The museum is on track to serve more...

With Plant Closing, Charities Prepare for Fewer Dollars, More Need

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Over the years, the workers at the General Motors Lordstown Complex have been some of the most reliable givers to United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, the agency’s executive director says. And while Monday’s announcement that production of the Chevrolet Cruze will end March 1 puts a damper on fundraising efforts, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Over the years, the workers at the General Motors Lordstown Complex have been some of the most reliable givers to United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, the agency’s executive director says. And while Monday’s announcement that production of the Chevrolet Cruze will end March 1 puts...

Contract Talks Will Decide Plant’s Fate, UAW Says

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The leadership of UAW Local 1112, which represents nearly 1,500 hourly workers at General Motors’ Lordstown complex, has vowed to do everything possible to secure a new product for the plant. Any chance of this happening, union leaders say, depends on the outcome of national contract negotiations beginning next year, and the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The leadership of UAW Local 1112, which represents nearly 1,500 hourly workers at General Motors’ Lordstown complex, has vowed to do everything possible to secure a new product for the plant. Any chance of this happening, union leaders say, depends on the outcome of national contract negotiations...

Chevy Dealers Not Surprised by Cruze Cancellation

GM Kills Cruze

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Employees at Greenwood Chevrolet were as shocked as anyone to learn Monday morning that production at the General Motors Lordstown Complex would be halted March 1. But the decision by GM to kill the Cruze, as well as the Impala and Volt, was no real surprise, said Greg Greenwood. “[It has] nothing […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Employees at Greenwood Chevrolet were as shocked as anyone to learn Monday morning that production at the General Motors Lordstown Complex would be halted March 1. But the decision by GM to kill the Cruze, as well as the Impala and Volt, was no real surprise, said...

Workers Face Uncertainty After GM Decision

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Michelle Ripple of Hubbard arrived at work Monday morning and greeted it as another routine day at General Motors’ Lordstown Complex. She left eight hours later uncertain of her future and the future of her family. “I need this job,” Ripple said. “I have a daughter that’s a diabetic, and I’m a […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Michelle Ripple of Hubbard arrived at work Monday morning and greeted it as another routine day at General Motors’ Lordstown Complex. She left eight hours later uncertain of her future and the future of her family. “I need this job,” Ripple said. “I have a daughter that’s...

Inside Union Hall, GM Announcement ‘A Shot in the Gut’

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Almost every day for more than 50 years, a Wolikow has walked through the doors of the General Motors Lordstown Complex to build whatever the Detroit automaker was pumping out of the plant. Following in his father’s footsteps, Tommy Wolikow started at the plant part time in 2008 and was hired full […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Almost every day for more than 50 years, a Wolikow has walked through the doors of the General Motors Lordstown Complex to build whatever the Detroit automaker was pumping out of the plant. Following in his father’s footsteps, Tommy Wolikow started at the plant part time in...

Ryan on Plant Closing: ‘New Black Monday’

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, described today’s announcement by General Motors that it is closing its assembly plant here as a “new Black Monday” facing a new generation.” Said Ryan in a statement, “GM’s announcement is devastating for the men and women working at Lordstown and everyone here in the Mahoning Valley. […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, described today's announcement by General Motors that it is closing its assembly plant here as a "new Black Monday" facing a new generation." Said Ryan in a statement, "GM's announcement is devastating for the men and women working at Lordstown and everyone...

Brown Calls GM Decision ‘Corporate Greed’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today blasted General Motors’ decision to lay off its final shift of workers and close its Lordstown plant in March 2019. Earlier this year, GM announced plans to build the new Chevy Blazer in Mexico on the same day the company ended the second shift at a plant. GM received record tax […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today blasted General Motors’ decision to lay off its final shift of workers and close its Lordstown plant in March 2019. Earlier this year, GM announced plans to build the new Chevy Blazer in Mexico on the same day the company ended the second shift at...

Read Full Text of GM News Release

Editor’s Note: The following is the full text of the news release General Motors issued today that announced the closing of its Lordstown plant and two others: DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM) will accelerate its transformation for the future, building on the comprehensive strategy it laid out in 2015 to strengthen its core business, […]

Editor's Note: The following is the full text of the news release General Motors issued today that announced the closing of its Lordstown plant and two others: DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM) will accelerate its transformation for the future, building on the comprehensive strategy it laid out in 2015...