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Ohio governor doesn't think GM will revive assembly plant

Mar. 13, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine isn't optimistic that General Motors will bring a line of new vehicles to the sprawling Ohio assembly plant the automaker shut down last week, possibly for good. GM indicated it has been in talks with one or more other companies about taking over the site for another...

The Cruze cruises: GM assembly plant closing, maybe for good

Mar. 6, 2019 4:54 PM EST

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The last compact car rolled off the line Wednesday at General Motors' massive assembly plant in Ohio as the automaker began moving toward its future while workers wondered about theirs. GM is eliminating all 1,700 hourly positions, perhaps for good, at the factory near Youngstown,...

The Latest: Last car comes off line at GM assembly plant

Mar. 6, 2019 3:39 PM EST

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the idling of a GM plant in Ohio (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The last Chevrolet Cruze has rolled off the assembly line at a General Motors plant in Ohio where 1,700 hourly positions are being eliminated, perhaps for good. The factory near Youngstown is the first of...

GM restructuring: Production ending at Ohio plant this week

Mar. 4, 2019 3:48 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — General Motors will end production this week at the first of five North American plants it wants to close by early next year as part of a companywide restructuring. The last American-made Chevrolet Cruze will come off the assembly line Wednesday at GM's sprawling Ohio assembly plant...

Autoworker upheaval: Families split, children left behind

Mar. 3, 2019 9:05 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of workers at four General Motors plants slated to close by January are facing a painful choice: Take the company's offer to work at another factory — possibly hundreds of miles away — even if that means leaving behind their families, their homes and everything...

Appleby, Hill spark Cleveland State to 89-80 win in overtime

Mar. 2, 2019 9:03 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Tyree Appleby and Jaalam Hill scored 25 and 22 points, respectively, and Cleveland State defeated Youngstown State 89-80 in overtime on Saturday. Appleby opened the extra period with a 3-pointer and Cleveland State led the rest of the way. He and Hill combined for 12 of the Vikings'...

Suspect in multiple slayings pleads not guilty to charges

Feb. 26, 2019 3:58 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Arizona man who authorities say has been linked by DNA to the slayings of four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois during the 1990s has pleaded not guilty to charges in one of the Ohio slayings. Forty-nine-year-old Samuel Legg III, a former long-haul trucker, was arraigned...

UAW sues General Motors to stop plant closings in 3 states

Feb. 26, 2019 2:21 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The United Auto Workers has sued General Motors from closing three plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, claiming the union's current contract forbids the company from idling them, according to the suit filed Tuesday. GM announced plans in November to end production at U.S. plants...

Cleveland St. snaps N. Kentucky's 20-game home win streak

Feb. 23, 2019 10:17 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jaalam Hill had his first career double-double to help last-place Cleveland State beat Northern Kentucky 83-77 Saturday night to knock the Norse out of first in the Horizon League and snap their 20-game home win streak. NKU (21-8, 11-5) is now a game behind Wright State, which...

Love leads Wright St. over Youngstown St. 82-54

Feb. 23, 2019 6:07 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Loudon Love had a career-high 26 points as Wright State easily beat Youngstown State 82-54 on Saturday. Mark Hughes had 14 points for Wright State (18-11, 12-4 Horizon League), which won its sixth consecutive game. Cole Gentry added 12 points. Malachi Smith had seven rebounds and seven...