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Statewide News
8:16 am
Thu November 17, 2011

New Jobs Coming to Northern Ohio

New jobs are coming to Northern Ohio - Chrysler says it will add 1,100 jobs at an Ohio assembly complex as part of a $1.7 billion investment to build a new Jeep sport utility vehicle.

The automaker said Wednesday that includes $500 million to expand its Toledo assembly plant and add a body shop. State and local officials signed off on incentives for the project.

Chrysler Group LLC sought millions to enlarge the plant where it makes the Jeep Liberty and Wrangler and the Dodge Nitro. It plans to add the new shift by late 2013.

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Health
8:13 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Smucker Recalls Jars of Chunky Peanut Butter

J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling some 16-ounce jars of its Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky sold in
several states because of possible salmonella contamination.

The Ohio-based company says the jars covered in the recall would have been purchased in the last week or so. They have "Best if Used By" dates of Aug. 3, 2012 and Aug. 4, 2012, plus the production codes 1307004 and 1308004.

Salmonella is bacteria resulting in fever, cramps and diarrhea that lasts for several days and can require hospitalization.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Conrad's Corner: November 16, 2011

Cornad Balliet reads Jim Brooks' poem, "Gliding"

Statewide News
4:45 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Ohio Goes Back Years To Recover Welfare Overpayments

Thousands of Ohio welfare recipients who were overpaid more than 10 years ago are being informed that they will have to repay that money to the state.

The overpayments are not the result of fraud, and most resulted from administrative errors by government workers, The Columbus Dispatch (reported Wednesday. An example would be a welfare recipient who might have reported a change in income to his caseworker that would have reduced the benefit, but that information wasn't logged before the monthly check was mailed, the newspaper reported.

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Poverty
4:40 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Advocates Predict Ohio Homelessness Will Worsen

Advocates trying to solve Ohio's problem of homelessness predict it will get worse in the coming months. Bill Faith heads the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio. He says federal money to help the homeless is running out.

"Ohio got its share of money, almost 66 million dollars, that since 2010 has been used to prevent homelessness for thousands of Ohioans who were on the edge, but that money is beginning to dry up," says Faith.

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