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COMMENTARY

Elected leaders must protect Ohio workers, not corporations that close factories and cut jobs

BY: - October 23, 2020

Most people living in the Mahoning Valley believe what we do for work is more than just how we make money. Our jobs can give us purpose and build our communities. For decades, that’s what good union manufacturing jobs did for people of all races and backgrounds who made their lives in the Valley.  But […]

Five Fuyao workers contract COVID-19; 1500+ more to be tested, health department says

BY: - June 23, 2020

Officials are planning to test up to 2,000 workers at a windshield plant in the Dayton area after five employees tested positive for COVID-19. Dan Suffoletto, a spokesman for Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County, said the department plans to surge in blanket testing at Fuyao Glass America in Moraine in the next few days. […]

‘Voltage Valley’ senators want Ohio tax incentives for electric vehicle purchases

BY: - December 18, 2019

With investments being made into the electric vehicle industry in Northeast Ohio, two area legislators want the state to enact tax incentives for people wanting to buy those vehicles.  This is part of a plan to make Ohio a “world capital of electric vehicles,” according to a pair of Mahoning Valley state senators: Michael Rulli, […]

Inside the fight to get GM to reinvest in Lordstown

BY: - December 9, 2019

So much can change in the course of one year.  The Lordstown General Motors assembly plant shut down in March after 53 years of production. Thousands lost their jobs and the closure sent the Mahoning Valley reeling. And now? In just the past month, GM sold that shuttered plant to an electric truck automaker and […]

COMMENTARY

Catching our eye 12.6.19

BY: - December 6, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: About the GM Lordstown announcement. If you read our reporting closely, in Tyler Buchanan‘s story today […]

GM, LG Chem to build new Lordstown plant, create 1,100 jobs

BY: - December 5, 2019

A partnership with General Motors and South Korean company LG Chem will lead to a new factory for electric vehicle batteries and reportedly create 1,100 jobs in Lordstown, Ohio. The facility will be located “in the Lordstown area,” GM announced on Thursday, the site of a former assembly plant that GM closed earlier this year. […]