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Weekly News and Opinion from Ohio's Newspapers
June 19-25, 2012

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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.
Editorial: Place at the summit
(Akron Beacon Journal, June 19, 2012)
The University Park Alliance put out the word. It would hold a neighborhood summit. On Saturday, participants filled the meeting room at Quaker Station, the number a heartening affirmation of the what the alliance is seeking to build, a sense of place at the city's core, diverse, talented, committed to something better for Akron.

County ponders budget cuts
(Cincinnati Enquirer, June 19, 2012)
Hamilton County administrators are forecasting commissioners may have to slash as much as $24 million from county operations to balance the 2013 budget.

Canton Inc. magazine highlights local businesses
(Canton Repository, June 22, 2012)
Stark County businesses and economic development are the focus of Canton Inc., a new specialty magazine produced in a collaborative effort by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and GateHouse Ohio Media, parent company of the Repository.

Officials tell of grant success
(Warren Tribune Chronicle, June 23, 2012)
Housing and Urban Development provided more than $192 million in entitlement grants to Ohio during fiscal year 2012 for community development, housing, homeless assistance and other program, according to Jorgelle Lawson, director of the HUD Office of Community Planning and Development.

City to welcome foreign investors
(Toledo Blade, June 24, 2012)
Since 2010, Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, economic development officials, and local businessmen have gone to China four times, played host to Chinese visitors, and visited New York and elsewhere to tout northwest Ohio's advantages to foreign investors.

Concerns voiced over cost of OU construction plan
(Athens News, June 24, 2012)
A member of the Ohio University Board of Trustees voiced serious concerns at the board's meeting Friday, about the amount of debt OU is preparing to take on to fund a long-term capital improvements plan that university officials have described as "aggressive."

Ex-Mayor could help Valley secure fed funds for airport
(Youngstown Vindicator, June 24, 2012)
As the Western Reserve Port Au- thority steps up its lobbying effort for a $780,000 federal grant that would be used to attract daily air service to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, the area may have a trump card in Washington.

Music Hall deal hits sour note
(Cincinnati Enquirer, June 24, 2012)
A 99 year lease proposed by a group that hopes to revitalize Music Hall could cost the city tens of millions of dollars within the first few years, erode the city's control of the facility's use and result in the city losing ownership of the iconic Over-the-Rhine building.

Cities bank on $39M plan
(Dayton Daily News, June 25, 2012)
Eight cities along the 80-mile corridor of the Great Miami River in southwest Ohio plan to spend about $39 million on projects to draw residents and tourists to spots on the riverfront.

Home building stirs in Northeast Ohio, but experts are skeptical about the region's growth prospects
(The Plain Dealer, June 25, 2012)
Experts are less enthusiastic about the Cleveland area, where population loss and a changing economy hindered construction long before the dark days of 2008.

$4M River Run plan trigger optimism
(Dayton Daily New, June 25, 2012)
The project to remove the Monument Avenue low dam and engineer the Great Miami River into a watercraft recreation draw is happening as other major developments raise expectations for downtown Dayton higher than they have been in some time.



         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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