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Towns and Ohioans on the Edge

Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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Towns and Ohioans on the Edge As part of our ongoing, multi-media series about unemployment in Ohio, ideastream® brings you Towns on the Edge [view], the stories of three small towns hit hard and fast by layoffs. In this latest installment, we'll talk about what life on the frontline of this economic collapse is really like. We'll hear from reporter David C. Barnett about the series, from the mayor of an Ohio town that came back from the edge over the last decade and from employers who have to make tough decisions and deliver the worst news to some of their most loyal employees. Be a part of the conversation Wednesday morning at 9.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Regional Economy/Business - News, Government/Politics, Other, Community/Human Interest


David C. Barnett, ideastream® Reporter/Producer
Mhari Saito, ideastream® Reporter
Jeffrey Loehrke, Community Development Director, Ottawa, Ohio
David Johnson, Owner, Summitville Tiles, Inc.
David DeSimone, Director of Guest Relations & Communications, Holden Arboretum

Additional Information

More information about the Towns on the Edge broadcast, including streaming video of the program.
Click here for links to Unemployment Assistance.
Scenes From a Layoff: Tears Flow Among the Kilns at a Tiny Tile Maker, By Timothy Aeppel, The Wall Street Journal

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