Monday, April 27, 2009


Five Things You Need To Know This Week, April 27, 2009

1. In the Nation...
The U.S. declared a public health emergency Sunday to deal with the emerging new swine flu, much like the government does to prepare for approaching hurricanes.

2. In the State...
Amid cuts in areas such as child protective services and charter schools, state spending on long-term care through Medicaid continues unabated, keeping Ohio at 40 percent above the national average.

3. In Our Community...
In this, the most dire housing market that tax experts can remember, property values are tumbling.

4. At Community Solutions...
Our staff was pleased to collect and donate 12 full boxes of food to the Cleveland Foodbank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign last week. If you’d like to know how to help hungry people in any of these 19 Northeast Ohio counties, click here:

5. Miscellaneous...
The Internet has revolutionized how people look for jobs and how businesses find employees. Career coaches say that LinkedIn…is often the first source recruiters, executives and other professionals check when searching for potential hires.

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