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Lordstown planners reject zoning change for proposed power plant

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio -

The Lordstown Planning Commission dealt a serious setback Monday night for for a large industrial development that promises to bring thirty new jobs to Trumbull county.

After two public hearings and five hours of testimony, commission members voted 4-to-1 against rezoning 57 acres of land along Salt Springs Road where a Boston company wants to build an $800 million gas-fired electricity plant

Commission member Tim Rech said he wants the plant, but not at the current location. He voted against rezoning the land for industrial use, but urged developers to look for another site.

Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill told 21 News that he believes there's still a lot of community support for the project, just not at the present location. He hopes to find an alternate site that would be acceptable to all parties.

The mayor proposes creating a committee to work something out. "I think we can make this happen for the betterment of Lordstown overall." said Hill.

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