Construction begins on Lordstown power plant

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Construction has begun on a natural gas-powered electricity plant in Lordstown as of Tuesday.

The facility is being built along Route 45 in the same Trumbull County town that is home to a General Motors plant, and could ultimately provide power to 600,000 customers.

The Tribune Chronicle reports that while about 20 workers will ultimately run the facility, it is estimated the project could employ hundreds of construction workers.

The company said that Lordstown was an optimal location because it’s almost halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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