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8:42 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Standard Register to Shed Jobs in Restructuring

DAYTON— Standard Register says a planned restructuring will mean the loss of about 12 percent to 15 percent of its work force over the next six to nine months.  The announcement came yesterday and the company says the restructuring should mean an estimated $45 million in annual savings.

But the moves are expected to cut expected revenues for the fourth qtr 2011 by approximately $5.5 million,and another $1.5 million in the first qtr. of 2012.

The company has about 614 Dayton workers.

Business & Technology
8:38 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Ohio Teams with Monster for Jobseekers' App

Sean MacEntee

A new mobile application from the state of Ohio allows jobseekers to search and apply for jobs using an iPhone, iPad or Android.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced the free OhioMeansJobs app on Monday, saying it allows users to search tens of thousands of job openings and internships using a job title, keyword or location.

The app combines state of Ohio data with search and filter tools from Monster.

Statewide News
5:15 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Group Resubmits Ohio 'Right-To-Work' Measure

An Ohio group has resubmitted paperwork to state officials in its effort to push a ballot initiative that would keep workers who are covered by labor contracts from having to join a union or pay union dues.

The group's lawyer, Maurice Thompson, says Ohioans for Workplace Freedom refiled a new summary of its right-to-work amendment on Monday.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has to clear the summary from the coalition of tea party groups and others before they can start collecting the roughly 386,000 valid signatures needed to get it on the ballot this year.

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Statewide News
11:53 am
Mon January 23, 2012

Ohio, Mich. Lawmakers Write Obama on Vacant Homes

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - A bipartisan group of Ohio and Michigan members of Congress is asking President Barack Obama to help communities in the two states deal with abandoned and vacant homes.

In a letter dated Monday, the 16 lawmakers say stressed local governments need federal support to demolish decaying properties on a large scale.

The letter says weak housing markets in Ohio and Michigan have been devastated by slow population growth. The lawmakers say it's estimated Ohio has more than 70,000 empty homes in such bad shape that they need to be torn down.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon January 23, 2012

WYSO Weekend: January 22nd, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 22, 2012 containing the following stories:

-An extended interview with Dr. Celia Williamson about human trafficking in Ohio.  A portion of this interview appeared in Sarah Buckingham and Liz Cambron's story, Child Sex Trafficking: A Statewide Problem, which aired last week on WYSO Weekend.

-An interview with local poet and Wittenberg University professor Steve Broidy in Conrad's Corner.

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