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Weekly News and Opinion from Ohio's Newspapers
January 4 - 10, 2011

Welcome to the latest issue of Economic News from Ohio's Regions, a new 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.
Economic plan for Toledo focuses on partnerships

(Toledo Blade, January 5, 2011)The Bell administration highlighted its economic development strategy for the year, which will continue to focus heavily on building partnerships with other agencies and international businesses.

Housing defaults decline locally (Akron Beacon Journal, January 9, 2011) The number of mortgage foreclosure lawsuits filed in Summit County dropped by 10 percent last year, mirroring a trend in urban counties throughout the state.

Editorial: Grooming new black leaders for Northeast Ohio (The Plain Dealer, January 9, 2011) When the economy rebounds - and it will - Greater Cleveland won't reap the full bounty unless more black and white residents have the requisite skills and the educational background to take advantage of the new industries that will rise from the ashes of the old.

Grants to help Ohio vineyards grow (Marion Star, January 9, 2011) a Marion-area vineyard is among the eight Central Ohio grape-growers to receive a grant provided by the Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program.

Recession changes shape of manufacturing in Ohio (Lancaster Eagle Gazette, January 10, 2011) Production in Ohio will be different in many ways, but what's of most importance to the well-being of the state is manufacturing still will be here, period.

Local manufacturers continue with foothold in area (Coshocton Tribune, January 10, 2011)
Experts say manufacturing will continue to be an important part of Ohio's economy, and Jeff Otterstedt, vice president and general manager at Clow Water Systems Co. on South Sixth Street agrees.

Education is key in development (Marion Star, January 10, 2011) As employee-rich manufacturing plants have vanished from the Marion area's economic landscape, a world devoid of the livelihoods such enterprises provide has formed.

Editorial: Let Cleveland offer its services to its neighbors (The Plain Dealer, January 10, 2011) If state law can be changed to permit it, Jackson wants Cleveland to be able to contract with neighboring communities to provide services that might range from trash collection to vehicle maintenance.



         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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