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Weekly News and Opinion from Ohio's Newspapers
September 13 - 19, 2011

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: Thinking outside the Circle works for East Cleveland
(The Plain Dealer, September 13, 2011)
It has been a long time since a private developer has taken a serious look at East Cleveland. But thanks to a happy confluence of events, incentives and personalities, that is about to change.

Editorial: Worth studying
(Columbus Dispatch, September 15, 2011)
Ohio has a lot of government - too much of it, in the view of many. A multiplicity of cities, villages, townships and school districts can lead to inefficiency in delivering public services and confusion for those who have dealings with more than one jurisdiction.

Jobless rate up, payroll down in Ohio
(Toledo Blade, September 17, 2011)
The number of unemployed in Ohio increased by 7,000 last month to 536,000 and the jobless rate climbed from 9 percent in July, according to the state Department of Job and Family Services. A year ago, the rate was 9.9 percent. Payrolls dropped by 700 in August

How far does the streetcar ballot issue really go?
(Cincinnati Enquirer, September 18, 2011)
November's ballot issue to halt Cincinnati's streetcar plan until 2020 is written so broadly it could stop other rail projects in the city, say a majority of legal experts interviewed by The Enquirer.

Fewer youths finding work
(Dayton Daily News, September 18, 2011)
The Dayton metropolitan area has one of the higher teen unemployment rates among metro areas in the country, a sign that local employers are trimming jobs typically held by young people or filling them with older workers.

Recession doesn't hit Ohio Senate
(Tiffin Adviser Tribune, September 19, 2011)
Nineteen state Senate employees received pay raises this summer, according to The Associated Press. They shared $160,000 in paycheck boosts, with a few employees already receiving six-figure salaries getting more than $8,000 a year more.

No jobs-for-tax breaks draws ire
(Toledo Blade, September 19, 2011)
Companies that receive property tax breaks for creating jobs in the City of Toledo would not have to hire any local workers or advertise the positions locally, under a proposed amendment to an existing law being pushed by the Bell administration.

Editorial: Ohio energy summit and energy policy both need wide reach
(The Plain Dealer, September 19, 2011)
Ohio is on the cusp of a drilling boom in the deep Utica shale that underlies much of eastern Ohio and Lake Erie as well as parts of seven other states and the Canadian province of Ontario. Jobs could flow to where the Utica and Marcellus shales give up their gas and oil products most expeditiously. Ohio needs to prepare now by studying the environmental and regulatory implications.

Group of 40 Akron leaders in Milwaukee to trade ideas on future growth
(Akron Beacon Journal, September 19, 2011)
40 leaders from Akron in government, education, business and nonprofit activities will make a three-day visit to Milwaukee, Wis. The plan is to see firsthand what are considered innovative ideas and initiatives from a fellow post-industrial Midwestern 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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