Reader reports on job situation in Ohio:
Regarding your recent post on southern Illinois, we could make similar comments on north central Ohio. Once a bastion of foundry, steel production, finer-multi-stage products (AMF Bowling products \”Magic Score\” for example) as well as drilling tubing, brass products, bicycles, Fisher Body truck assembly, White Westinghouse washer and dryer design, production & assembly…plus many, many more…all this is gone now. All of this was in just one county of about 122,000 residents. None of these factories exist now and all high school graduates have to face leaving the area to pursue their lives. Graduate engineers and graduate nurses cannot find any jobs. Even the number of family owned restaurants has dwindled to very few.