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Weekly News and Opinion from Ohio's Newspapers
August 21 - 27, 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.
Electronics pushing northeast Ohio economy
(Morning Journal, August 21, 2012)
The regional development group yesterday published the Cleveland Plus Economic Review, a quarterly report that examines economic factors across 18 counties stretching from Erie County to the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line.

Port, church end Bond Hill deal
(Cincinnati Enquirer, August 22, 2012)
The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and Corinthian Baptist Church have ceased negotiations without reaching a deal to develop the former Showcase Cinema site in Bond Hill, port authority president Laura Brunner told The Enquirer.

New unemployment claims show job growth across Ohio
(The Plain Dealer, August 23, 2012)
The total of 8,325 new claims fell 3.3 percent below the level of August 1999, according to an analysis from George Zeller, an economic research analyst in Cleveland.

Sun Burn IV: UT, RGP, Port lead Toledo into solar's future
(Toledo Free Press, August 23, 2012)
Despite those trends, Jacobs said UT's commitment to photovoltaics (PV) is as strong as ever, and the university will continue to invest in technologies that "will be an increasingly important part of this nation's and this planet's energy portfolio.

Downtown development director sought to link Dennison, Uhrichsville corridor
(Times Reporter, August 24, 2012)
Although times have changed, efforts are being made to bolster the downtown corridor connecting Dennison and Uhrichsville by hiring a downtown development director.

Seminar looks at sources of nontraditional financing
(Youngstown Vindicator, August 24, 2012)
A group of community- development organizations and tax experts came together for a half-day seminar on the wide range of nontraditional financing options available throughout Northeast Ohio.

Editorial: Jobs and more
(Toledo Blade, August 24, 2012)
Clearly, people in this region are eager for good jobs. Unemployment rates are declining in Ohio and Michigan, but those figures don't include chronically unemployed people who have given up hope of finding work, or people who are working part-time when they seek full-time jobs, or people who lost good-paying jobs and now are working for less money and worse benefits.

Editorial: It's time to talk about the T-word
(Cincinnati Enquirer, August 26, 2012)
County leaders are quickly approaching the end of the road when it comes to funding essential county services. For next year, a shortfall of $20 million is projected for the county budget, and that means budget cuts ranging from 10 percent to more than 30 percent are proposed.

Despite many broken promises on development, optimism abounds for manufacturing hub
(Youngstown Vindicator, August 26, 2012)
The key to getting the Tech Belt project has been the increase in the cooperation among agencies. There has been a common vision and goal, combined with regional cooperation in the recent funding effort, said Benjamin Turner, director of the Trumbull County One-Stop office.

Editorial: Progress in Portage
(Akron Beacon Journal, August 27, 2012)
Across Ohio, local governments are feeling the pinch, their resources badly strained. In Portage County, where the recession hit hard, Commissioner Tommie Jo Marsilio came up with a "no-brainer" to save money: Cut health-care coverage for members of the board of elections, part-time political appointees who meet one or two mornings a month.

         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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