The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has been looking at ways to get companies in Clark County to do more hiring. The Chamber received welcome news when a group of employers asked the organization to sponsor a job fair so they can find qualified people to hire.
Amy Donahoe of the Chamber, says Clark County's unemployment rate was a little over eight percent in March, and that's compared to nine percent at the same time last year. Those numbers would seem to indicate that companies in the Clark County region are not hiring.
An Ohio House committee has approved legislation outlining new regulations on exotic animal ownership, paving the way for a full House vote on the measure.
The Senate passed the bill last month. The Columbus Dispatch reports a House panel made several changes before approving it in a 17-4 vote late Wednesday.
The bill now includes more monkeys on the list of creatures that would have to be registered. It also says the authority to expand the list of restricted species would go to the Legislature instead of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.