CINCINNATI (AP) - Federal customs officials say over $600,000 in U.S. money was hidden in tortilla press machines being shipped from someone in Mexico to Bogota, Colombia, through a freight hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its Cincinnati agents working with the DHL hub at the airport in nearby Hebron, Ky., found the currency Saturday at the shipping facility.
City, county and state officials gathered in Wilmington yesterday to complete the transfer of Wilmington Airpark from the international shipping company DHL to the Clinton County Port Authority . As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, the transfer of the asset couldn't come at a better time, as the county has the worst unemployment rate in Ohio.
State officials, business leaders, and local government met in Wilmington Tuesday to announce an agreement about the future of Wilmington's Air Park. Shipping company DHL announced that it will donate it back to the community.
The transfer from DHL is still pending a final agreement, but both local leaders and a DHL representative expressed confidence that the deal will go through. The town has been battered by job loss since DHL announced it would be leaving in 2008. Now, this latest news is has drawn excitement about the future of Wilmingon, and the occasional sports analogy.
Thursday night, Wilmington officially became a "Green Enterprise Zone". It adopted the plan in response to DHL moving its operations and taking more than 9000 jobs elsewhere. That's where Mark Rembert and Taylor Stuckert come in. They're two recent college graduates who put aside their plans for the Peace Corps to help save their hometown by helping Wilmington go green.
A line of people stretched over a city block in Wilmington yesterday. Hiding their faces to protect them from the cold, they waited for food and supplies. A Christian charity group called "Feed the Children" brought in eleven semi trucks to deliver goods in response to the worsening economy in the town.
Kermit Whitt stood in line with his family, wearing a heavy coat to keep warm. He says he needs to be here because he lost his job at DHL over the summer and still hasn't found work.