CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation says it's ready to revive an application for a $1.5 million grant to study the leasing of the Ohio Turnpike.
The agency says it will allow use of federal money for such a study if the application gets adjusted. Washington approved an earlier grant but backed off and said the application must be tailored to the turnpike study.
The quest for the federal money has become part of a political issue over leasing the turnpike.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Unemployment is holding steady in Ohio following three straight months of rising joblessness.
The state's Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that Ohio's unemployment rate stood at 9.1 percent in September, unchanged from August.
The national jobless rate for September also held at 9.1 percent during the last two months. State officials say the number of workers unemployed in Ohio during September was 534,000, down from 536,000 in August.