LORDSTOWN, Ohio — There’s a glimmer of hope for the downtrodden town of Lordstown and its General Motors plant that once employed thousands of workers. For all of News 5 Cleveland’s coverage of Lordstown, click here. According to GM representative Dan Flores, the company has “received inquiries from interested parties related to the Lordstown Complex and […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — It was an emotional day in Lordstown as the final Chevy Cruze rolled off the assembly line Wednesday afternoon at the GM Lordstown Plant.  The car was draped in an American flag and surrounded by heavyhearted workers, who now face an uncertain future. General Motors decided to have the plant go idle, as part of […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The General Motors plant in Lordstown will stop production in March of 2019, according to sources who confirmed the news to WKBN. Back in June, nearly 600 employees at the plant opted to retire early or accept a buyout after the company announced the elimination of the second shift. GM is slashing 14,700 factory and white-collar […]

THOMPSON TWP., Ohio — The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a huge marijuana grow in Thompson Township. The bust began Tuesday morning at a warehouse on Ledge Road. Keith Martin, Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the DEA, told FOX 8 News the “sophisticated marijuana grow” involved over 1,000 plants. […]

CLEVELAND – It was an explosive finish after a 107-year stand. The smokestacks of FirstEnergy’s Lakeshore power plant were detonated at 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. Traffic was halted, history was made, and the crescendo of a $15-million dollar demolition is now the books. It’s the plant on the south-side of the shoreway that’s been a […]

FLAT ROCK, MICH. – Ford is investing $700 million to expand its Flat Rock assembly plant and hire 700 new workers to build self-driving and electric vehicles along with the Mustang and Lincoln Continental already produced at the Downriver site. The automaker also said it is canceling plans for a new $1.6 billion plant in […]

PARMA, OH (WOIO) – Parma Metal Center employees received good news Wednesday. Managers announced General Motors Company is awarding a $218 million investment at Parma to prepare the facility for future product programs. “For Parma, today’s investment news continues to create good, stable jobs for our family and communities’ economic future. Through the collective bargaining […]

BROOKLYN, OH (WOIO) – During a news conference Friday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced a new agreement to save more than 160 jobs in Brooklyn. Following a December 2014 announcement that Hugo Boss will close the Brooklyn plant, Brown worked with the company, union, and other community and business leaders to keep jobs at the […]

  SOLON, OH (WOIO) – Nestle will be laying off around 100 employees from their Solon factory, where they make both Stouffer’s and Lean Cuisine meals. The job loss is due to some key changes in their manufacturing operations. The Solon factory was built in 1968 and Nestle officials say the site is now space-constrained. […]

  STOW, Ohio – A manufacturing company in Stow announced today that it will close a Stow plant in May. Bemis Company, Inc., will close the manufacturing part of its plant in Stow, eliminating 115 jobs. The headquarters will remain open,  which Stow city officials said employs 160 people.   READ MORE: NewsNet5.com Article Courtesy […]

  AVON LAKE, OH (WOIO) – Ford says there will only be a two-week layoff for half the workers at the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake. The plant will rotate shift opportunities for approximately 1,000 production workers. Two-week cycles and two-week temporary layoffs for half of workers. When on the rotations, workers will receive 95% of pay. […]

  AVON LAKE, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News Investigative Reporter Scott Taylor has learned Ford wants to lay off half of the work force at the Ohio Assembly Plant. This would be a total of 900 employees by August 2014. Retirements, attrition and worker moves or transfers may ease the burden.   READ MORE: […]