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Weekly News and Opinion from Ohio's Newspapers
October 30 - November 5, 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.
(Akron Beacon Journal, October 31, 2012)
Now the three parties have returned to the judge with a new plan to all but eliminate the annual discharge of up to 2 billion gallons of raw sewage and stormwater into the Cuyahoga River, the Little Cuyahoga and the Ohio & Erie Canal. The judge has pressed the parties for concrete steps and better deadlines. He should be pleased enough with the advances to give his approval.

Calphalon builds site
(Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune, October 31, 2012)
Not much new construction has sprung up in Wood County the last couple years, making the massive Calphalon distribution center north of Bowling Green quite noticeable on the landscape.
Calphalon, a company which manufactures cookware, is investing $11.3 million in the new site located on the east side of Ohio 25, just south of Ohio 582.

Ohio leaps to No. 2 on list of best business climates
(Toledo Blade, November 3, 2012)
The list by Site Selection magazine, which is the preferred publication of economic development and site selection professionals, places Ohio at No. 2 on its 2012 list of Top State Business Climate Rankings. In the 2011 rankings, the Buckeye State placed ninth.

Case Western Reserve University opens a solar research center, links with a global network
(The Plain Dealer, November 3, 2012)
Once considered exotic, solar panels are cropping up on the roofs of big box retail and grocery stores, in neighborhoods and along interstate highways where they power weather stations.

Branding city for success
(Community Press & Recorder, November 3, 2012)
At the same time, 150 local businesses are working with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber to increase job and business opportunities and make the region known as the branding capital of the world.

Area is state's lone bright spot
(Youngstown Vindicator, November 3, 2012)
The Youngstown-Warren area is the only one of the state's seven urban areas that had fewer new unemployment claims, said George Zeller, a Cleveland-based economist. Fewer unemployment claims are an indicator of job growth.

Muskingum Growth Partnership wins award for marketing
(Zanesville Times Recorder, November 4, 2012)
Making investors in the local economy feel welcome to do business in the area is at the heart of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and Muskingum Growth Partnership.

Economic efforts making gains in NKY
(Cincinnati Enquirer, November 4, 2012)
The three main measurements of economic development - total jobs filled, total businesses and average wages - are trending up in the three-county area.


Summit County to offer loan program for businesses 

(Akron Beacon Journal, November 4, 2012)

The county set aside $150,000 this year from Community Development Block Grant money for the effort. Cascade Capital Corp. of Akron, which will manage the program for the county, agreed to invest $250,000.   


Mayfield Heights works on strategic development 

(Sun News, November 5, 2012)

The city is working on developing a strategic development committee in the next three to six months. Mayfield Heights developed a master plan in 2004, the city's first since the 1970s.   

Suburbs building for older resident

(Columbus Disptach, November 5, 2012)

Over the past decade, the company has built about three dozen housing complexes for seniors in Ohio. The project in Grove City is its first in Franklin County. That location, and Groveport, were chosen partially because of their vibrant senior centers, Valentine said.  

         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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