* The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes won the National Championship this week. As we say here in Ohio:
As an Ohio State graduate, I am proud of the coach and team for doing a great job this season.
>>> On the grim side, Ohio's job growth continues to lag behind other states. Ohio is ranked 38th in job growth (which is much better than number 49, New Jersey). According to ODJFS, Ohio continues to have layoffs.