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The United Auto Workers labor union is suing General Motors over the use of temporary workers at a plant in Indiana, saying that laid-off members from Lordstown could do the jobs.

The UAW filed the suit this week in federal court in Youngstown. The suit accuses the company of violating a labor agreement that allows laid-off employees with seniority to seek to relocate to other GM facilities.

The complaint says the union agreed to GM’s hiring of temporary employees in Fort Wayne, Indiana, through August 2018 to help with the launch of a new pickup truck.

GM’s plant in Lordstown, which is slated to cease production next year, could have a future with one of the automaker’s competitors.

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Cincinnati City Council members begin testifying before a grand jury looking into text messages that caused a political battle over whether or not to fire former City Manager Harry Black this spring. And a local conservative group sparks outrage with a tweet about the text investigation that some are calling racist.

Gov. John Kasich says he’s still working with officials at General Motors on the planned shutdown of the Lordstown assembly plant in March, but isn’t offering promises that it can be halted. And he’s also firing back at those who’ve been critical of his response.