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Government shutdown affects Ohioans, visitors
Thousands of workers across Ohio are still out of work and sites such as the Air Force Museum aren't open for visitors
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Cuyahoga Valley National Park is among the places that have been closed due to the government shutdown.
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The federal shutdown is hitting some Ohioans hard. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler has this roundup.

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Thousands of workers are out of work across the state – 8700 workers at Wright Patterson Air Force base near Dayton, 3000 at NASA Glenn in Cleveland, and more than 3300 federal employees have filed for unemployment benefits with the state. And 1800 technicians with the Ohio National Guard, the second largest National Guard in the country, are also on furlough.

And visitors in and to Ohio are also being affected. The Air Force Museum in Dayton is closed, along with the First Ladies’ Library in Canton and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park between Cleveland and Akron.

And that’s a problem for the privately-run Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and for a marathon set for October 13 for which 1,200 runners have registered.

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The progressives want people to suffer, so they can get their way and blame the Republicans at the same time.
Of all the things that could be eliminated, chosen are the ones that affect people most negatively.
We all know the government could cut their expenses - for once the Republican ideals are accurately reported - there's no way to slander them. Hopefully the Republicans will continue to force discussion on issues thereby forcing the truth to be exposed.


Posted by: progressives are the problem on October 15, 2013 4:10AM
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