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When the last Chevy Cruze rolled off the line at the General Motors Lordstown assembly plant in March 2019, Bill Janik was there.

"If you saw the sign that said 'the last Cruze,' I made it and I hung it on the car," he said.

Janik worked at the plant for 17 years before it shut down. His wife had been there for 25 years.

Over the course of a few years, GM Lordstown went from employing 4,500 people to essentially none.

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is set to make his first general election campaign visit to Ohio today.  

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President Trump is scheduled to appear in Toledo Thursday for the first campaign visit of this election year.

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It’s been said many times, and will be repeated often in 2020 – no Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio.

Ohio has been gaining jobs over the last few years, and its unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years a few months ago.

Ohio’s economy may be improving, but in many ways the state is still struggling nearly six years after the end of the Great Recession.

Republicans have been very effective in tying the slow economy to president Obama.  But in Ohio the recovery is more noticeable than in most states.  At the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Senator Sherrod brown is trying to spread that message.  for Ohio Public Radio, WKSU's Mark Urycki reports from Charlotte.