The state is changing the signs on its unemployment centers and putting in a new requirement for Ohioans who are out of work – that number is now at 413,000.
The new effort requires the state’s county unemployment centers to be branded under a single identity. Dave Reines is the executive director of Employment Connections, which will soon become Ohio Means Jobs Cuyahoga County.
“It seems to me that the, there’s some benefit to have some consistency across the state,” says Reines.
Five companies will compete to build a new $46 million aircraft and space gallery to open in 2015 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will select the winning bid for construction of the 224,000-square-foot building for the museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. The building will house rare presidential and research and development aircraft, spacecraft and cargo planes.
New federal data released this week gives more indication that Ohio’s economy is improving.
The latest report from the Federal International Trade Administration shows if current trends hold, Ohio will export a record amount of goods in 2013. In the first half of the year, Ohio exported just over 25 billion dollars worth of merchandise-an all-time high for the state at this point in the year.
The federal sequestration is having a negative impact on Ohio’s public health programs. But Dr. Ted Wymyslo says it’s hard, at this point, to know exactly how much money programs are losing. He says the department has been waiting since early March to learn specifics about the cuts that will be put in place because the federal government has decided to cut back on program funding.
There’s some positive news for the Dayton housing market- home sales are at a five year high. The numbers are the most for the month of June since before the economic downturn began in 2007.
According to a new report from the Dayton Area Board of Realtors, home sales were up 24% from the same time last year. June is typically one of the stronger months for home sales. The prices of homes are also on the rise with an average sale price of just over 142 thousand dollars, a 10 percent increase from the same time last year.