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Weekly News and Opinion from Ohio's Newspapers
June 12-18, 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.
Pollution could cost Miami Valley new jobs
(Dayton Daily News, June 13, 2012)
A failure to meet federal air pollution standards can result in lost jobs, the chief of the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency said Wednesday at a public meeting on the issue.

Clinical trials boost economy in Ohio
(Columbus Dispatch, June 14, 2012)
Clinical trials are not only saving lives in Ohio, they're also helping to save the economy, according to a report released yesterday by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Real effect of Centrifuge news might be psychological for area
(Chillicothe Gazette, June 14, 2012)
Sure, there's the preservation of about 250 existing jobs at the plant and the promise of more job growth over the next couple of years. And there's the fact the community will continue to benefit from the dollars -- both direct and indirect -- that workers on the project help generate.

Kasich wins another battle for JobsOhio
(Toledo Blade, June 15, 2012)
Thursday's 3-0 decision upholds a December ruling by Common Pleas Judge Laurel Beatty that Progress- Ohio and two lawmakers did not have the legal standing to file the lawsuit. The ruling was written by Judge Gary Tyack, a Democrat, and agreed to by Republican Lisa L. Sadler and Democrat Julia L. Dorrian.

Ohio No. 2 in job creation
(Springfield News Sun, June 15, 2012)
Ohio added more jobs than every state except California last month, and the state unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than four years, according to preliminary figures from the state jobs department Friday.

Funds to help train workers in Ohio, Pa. for factory jobs
(Youngstown Vindicator, June 15, 2012)
There will be $6 million in funding coming to the area to train workers from the Mahoning Valley and Lawrence and Mercer counties in western Pennsylvania for manufacturing jobs.

Editorial: Way of the future
(Akron Beacon Journal, June 16, 2012)
The University of Akron already has plowed more than $600 million into transforming its campus. On Wednesday, the university board of trustees approved a new master guide plan that aims to build on the success, calling for an additional investment of roughly $400 million.

Revving up jobs Ohio gains 19,600 workers thanks to boost from rebounding auto sector, among others
(Columbus Dispatch, June 16, 2012)
The unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in May from 7.4 percent in April, according to state figures released yesterday. The rate soared as high as 10.6 percent during the recession.

Local educators learn about oil, gas industry
(Coshocton Tribune, June 16, 2012)
The goal is to improve science scores in Ohio and get students interested in scientific and energy-related careers, Reda said. Due to lack of interest, oil and gas companies have lost two generations of workers, she said.

Port Authority focuses on neighborhoods
(Cincinnati Enquirer, June 16, 2012)
More than 1,000 neglected sites could be demolished by the end of 2013 through the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Grant program. City and county officials say that would be a record number of demolitions during that period of time. The city's goal is to demolish 450 to 500 properties - more than the city has been able to demolish in the past 3 years combined.

Medical mart developer bills more than $25,000 a month in expenses to taxpayers
(The Plain Dealer, June 18, 2012)
Others with the company, Chicago-based MMPI, tried to get taxpayers to pay a $162 bill for hanging pictures in an office, an $86 tab for an office water cooler and $33 for overnighting documents from downtown to the Cleveland Clinic.

Fairborn chamber to help strengthen new businesses
(Dayton Daily News, June 18, 2012)
The Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce is lending a hand to the city's initiative to strengthen its relationship with existing businesses and attract new businesses to the city.

         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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