Girard blockwatch meeting planned
GIRARD - The city's 2nd Ward blockwatch will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, to be attended by several city officials.
Girard Councilman Larry Steiner will be joined at the meeting by a representative from the Girard Police Department. The meeting is set to be held at the Girard Public Library.
Ohio gas prices up to start week
COLUMBUS - Ohio motorists will be paying more at the pump to start the work week.
The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $3.65 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's about 7 cents higher than last Monday.
Monday's price is 31 cents higher than a month ago, but is a few cents lower than last year at this time.
The national average Monday was about $3.52 per gallon, which is up 3 cents from last week, and 18 cents higher than a month ago.
23 cases of mumps now at Ohio State
COLUMBUS - Health officials say 23 cases of mumps are confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University. Eighteen students and a staff member are among those infected.
University and public health officials warned Ohio State students, faculty and staff to take precautions to keep themselves healthy as they headed back to class Monday after spring break.
A Columbus Public Health spokesman says authorities are mapping cases to determine how people became infected and any links between them. He says three people have been hospitalized for at least one day. The confirmed cases involve 11 women and 12 men.
They range in age from 18 to 48.
The spokesman says they include a relative of a student and three people who don't study or work at Ohio State but have links to the university community.
Ohio adds 16,700 jobs to workforce in January
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor says Ohio had the second-biggest job gains of any state in January, adding 16,700 positions.
The January state employment report released Monday says 23 states reported more hiring for that month, while 27 said that the number of jobs fell. Among those adding jobs, Ohio ranked behind only Texas, which added 33,900 positions.
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