Jobs outlook for central Ohio much weaker than a year ago



A help wanted sign hangs on the door of a Target store last week in Uniontown, Pa. [Gene J. Puskar/ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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A help wanted sign hangs on the door of a Target store last week in Uniontown, Pa. [Gene J. Puskar/ASSOCIATED PRESS]

Manpower’s quarterly jobs outlook for central Ohio this fall is much weaker than during the same period last year.

Blame the coronavirus pandemic and the damage it has done to the economy.

The survey, released Tuesday, shows that 15% of employers expect to hire in the final three months of 2020, while 10% say they’ll cut staff. Of the rest, 72% will keep staffing where it is and 3% are unsure.

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The five-point spread between hiring and firing is 26 points below where it was a year ago, when central Ohio had the strongest hiring outlook in the country among the 100 biggest metro areas and the weakest outlook among Ohio’s big metro areas.

Dayton has the strongest outlook with a

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National Science Foundation, Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Action Fund award UD chemists $290K for nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer : University of Dayton, Ohio

By Dave Larsen

The National Science Foundation awarded University of Dayton chemists Jeremy Erb and Vladimir Benin $240,379 and the Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Action Fund provided an additional $50,233 for the purchase of a Bruker 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to support faculty research and student research training in chemistry and the biological sciences.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) award is supported by the agency’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) and Chemistry Research Instrumentation programs. It represents Erb’s first federal sponsored research grant and the first NSF MRI award for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy allows scientists to determine the chemical structure of a compound by bombarding molecules with radio waves while under the influence of a magnetic field. The new instrument will replace the Department of Chemistry’s outdated model, and provide state-of-the-art technology to enhance faculty research capabilities and expand

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COVID precautions costly for Ohio schools – News – The Columbus Dispatch

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Ohio school districts are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more this year on cleaning supplies, additional personnel and technology to deal with the coronavirus.

Moving quickly from desk to desk, head custodian John Phelps directed the nozzle of his electrostatic backpack sprayer toward an empty student chair.

With a squeeze, a burst of the electrically charged disinfectant coated the back rest and began working to destroy hidden germs.

Phelps then made his way along the classroom walls, targeting the handles on the cabinets, the ledge of the whiteboard, the light switches and anywhere else Glenwood Intermediate student fingers may have touched earlier that day. He was finished in roughly 2 minutes.

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Without the backpack sprayer, Phelps and the Plain Local School District’s other evening custodians would have been pumping spray bottles by hand to disinfect every

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