Despite word this week that Ford Motor Company may change its plans to build a new truck at its Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, moving production instead to Mexico, Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday that jobs there won’t be lost and the future is bright.

Speaking at a City Club of Cleveland forum with retired political reporter Tom Beres, the governor said the state reached out to Ford.

“They have assured us that the future of Ford, as far as in Ohio, is very good,” DeWine said. “The jobs that are in there now are not in jeopardy in any way, shape or form. What we’re talking to them about is their future plans.”

Those future plans involved production of a “next generation vehicle.” The company announced

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