DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) -- The auto industry's shaky future is especially troubling for folks in one small Ohio city that has a large stake in the health of General Motors Corp.
Defiance, in the northwest corner of Ohio, is home to a GM plant that churns out engine blocks.
Folks who live there say the plant is not only a place that provides good jobs, but also is a big part of the town's identity.
Now Defiance and its residents face an uncertain future with GM's 60-day deadline to rework a reorganization plan ordered by the federal government. Mayor Bob Armstrong says the next two months will have a big effect on the city.
Employment at the plant is at 1,500, down from 5,500 in the 1970s.