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Weekly News and Opinion from Ohio's Newspapers
May 29-June 4, 2012

Welcome to the latest issue of Economic News from Ohio's Regions, a regular weekly newsletter from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and Cleveland State University.  We'll search Ohio's papers to bring you economic news and key happenings that impact Ohio's regions.
Port Authority tests new muscle with development
(Cincinnati Enquirer, May 30, 2012)
Times have changed at the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, which is exercising newly expanded powers as a regional economic development leader.

(Times Reporter, June 1, 2012)
Select Energy Services has backed out of plans to build an oil-and-gas facility in Carrollton's Commerce Park, where 200 jobs had been envisioned over the coming year to provide well-site services for the oil-and-gas industry.

(Akron Beacon Journal, June 2, 2012)
That water from Clendening Reservoir in Harrison County could be just the beginning of a huge drain on Ohio's water resources, she said. Hundreds of billions of gallons are at stake, not only because of its immediate effect on lakes and rivers, but also perhaps a permanent effect on water supplies.

(The Plain Dealer, June 2, 2012)
Cuyahoga County's latest efforts to promote regional cooperation are modeled after the Los Angeles area, where county government assists dozens of cities with everything from fire fighting to lifeguards.

(Akron Beacon Journal, June 3, 2012)
A new survey of Northeast Ohio residents by a regional planning group captures welcome signs about a general willingness among residents to change direction. In light of the findings, the challenge for the organization, the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium, is to build on the positive attitudes, offering specific solutions that dispel the negatives. At this point, the population is divided about whether the future is getting better or worse.

(The Plain Dealer, June 3, 2012)
The $465 million, publicly funded project is being built by MMPI Inc. of Chicago and is scheduled for completion in August 2013. For now, it deserves an open mind.

(Canton Repository, June 3, 2012)
The first phase of a $5.5 million project to modernize the home of the Canton Symphony Orchestra's performances will include new seats, carpeting and lighting in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall at McKinley High School.

(Toledo Blade, June 3, 2012)
While the recession became a wet blanket that smothered much of the nation's construction industry the last four years, one niche that continued to maintain a steady pace and now has begun to grow slightly is housing for seniors.

(Columbus Dispatch, June 3, 2012)

From the million-plus residents of Franklin County to the people in sparsely populated Vinton County, nearly all Ohioans live under the same form of county government.  Some think that should change.


Region is on the move 

(Cincinnati Enquirer, June 3, 2012)

For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. Census Bureau has released detailed data on the moves and migration of the American population. Using these data, we asked, "Where are Cincinnati's new residents coming from and where are previous residents living now?"  


(Dayton Daily News, June 4, 2012)
More than $480 million in Miami Valley transportation projects have been developed by special districts primarily focused on fueling economic development.

         Edited and compiled by: Molly Schnoke, Center for Community Planning & Development, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
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