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Wickliffe paper mill to begin idle process

WICKLIFFE, KY (KFVS) -

The idle process is under way at the Verso Corporation's paper mill in Wickliffe, Ky.

According to Mayor George Lane, the layoff process has started. 

Lane says over the course of this week, employees have been cleaning up the building. All the equipment must be flushed and drained before the plant can completely idle production.

Lane says it is terrible that the status of the paper mill has reached this point.

However, Lane says he is hopeful something will happen so that more than 300 people don't lose their jobs.

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