Federal Stimulus http://wyso.org en Ohio reaches deadline to get $176M in incentives http://wyso.org/post/ohio-reaches-deadline-get-176m-incentives <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It appears Ohio won&#39;t get $176 million in federal stimulus money to expand its unemployment benefits.</p><p>The federal government set aside $7 billion to give to states that expanded those benefits, and the deadline is Monday. Ohio&#39;s General Assembly would have to pass a law to make those changes, but no voting session was scheduled Monday.</p><p>A spokesman for Republican Gov. John Kasich says it&#39;s unwise to make changes that will cost the state in the long run in exchange for one-time money from the federal government.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:04:03 +0000 Associated Press 3409 at http://wyso.org Ohio weatherization jobs to be cut as funding ends http://wyso.org/post/ohio-weatherization-jobs-be-cut-funding-ends <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Hundreds of home-weatherization jobs are expected to be lost in Ohio as federal stimulus money runs out for programs that help low-income and elderly Ohioans with home-energy improvements.</p><p>The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies in Columbus told the state this week that agencies providing services for the Home Weatherization Assistance Program expect to lay off about 700 employees in the next six months.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:55:41 +0000 Associated Press 3408 at http://wyso.org Wilmington Group Looks to Federal Stimulus Package for Help http://wyso.org/post/wilmington-group-looks-federal-stimulus-package-help <p><span class="article-content"><span>Wilmington, Ohio is still suffering from the economic effects of DHL&#39;s decision to stop domestic operations at the airpark there. That&#39;s why a community organization is lobbying hard to get help from the federal stimulus package.<br /><br />The group, called Energize Clinton County, is now lobbying for 30 million dollars from the federal stimulus package. They plan is to weatherize 10,000 homes and create over 1,000 jobs in southwest Ohio. Co-Founder Mark Rembert says this project could create immediate jobs.<br /> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:04:05 +0000 Emily McCord 5304 at http://wyso.org