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The State of Ohio

State Unemployment Rate Rises

State of Ohio
Posted June 12, 2009

The state’s unemployment rate is up over 10% – at a 25 year high. And in five counties, the jobless rate is above 15% – including Pike County, one of many counties in southern Ohio wrestling with big numbers of unemployed and underemployed people who are in desperate need of help. For the last few months, help has been coming from central Ohio in the form of a mobile food pantry, launching from the pantry operated by Lutheran Social Services in Lancaster, as we showed you back in February. We revisit the mobile food pantry with pantry operations manager Barbara Packer and Fairfield County pantry manager Mark McPherson.

The Ohio Historical Society Protests Proposed Cuts

Regional News Stories
Posted June 12, 2009

The Ohio Historical Society has been holding rallies throughout the state this week to protest $2 million worth of proposed cuts to the agency.

Multi-Billion Dollar Hole in Upcoming Two-Year State Budget

Regional News Stories
Posted June 12, 2009

Ohio legislators have just been told there's a multi-billion dollar hole in the upcoming two-year state budget.

New Bill Would Make Cock-Fighting a Felony

Regional News Stories
Posted June 12, 2009

Some Ohio legislators are pushing again to stiffen the punishment for people involved with cock-fighting.

Jackson Files For Reelection

Regional News Stories
Posted June 11, 2009

Jackson is the 56th person to serve as Cleveland's mayor.

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