Ohio senators push GM to revive assembly plant


LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s two U.S. senators say they’ll continue to push General Motors to keep open its assembly plant where production is being stopped, at least temporarily.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says he thinks the plant near Youngstown can be retooled to make electric cars.

Production is ending Wednesday at the plant in Lordstown as the last Chevrolet Cruze is expected to come off the assembly line.

GM says it’s looking at other options for the plant that employed 4,500 people just two years ago, but the automaker isn’t making any promises that it will reopen.

Ohio Republican Rob Portman says he’ll press GM to bring one of its new electric vehicles to the plant. He says the workers who’ve given so much to the company deserve it.

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