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To the editor:
I'd like to take this opportunity on behalf of
AFSCME Council 31 and AFSCME Local 2073 and its members to thank the
citizens of Lincoln and Logan County for engaging in the fight to
keep Logan Correctional Center open.
I'd especially like to thank Mayor Keith Synder and the city
council; Bob Farmer, Jan Schumacher, Patrick O'Neill and the Logan
County Board; Andi Hake of the chamber of commerce; and Mike
Maniscalco from the office of economic development. Without your
hard work and wisdom, the task of saving the prison and all the
associated jobs would not have been possible.
[to top of second column in this letter]
Hopefully, because of the efforts put forth in this fight,
Lincoln and Logan County will not be a target in the future.
However, if that's not the case, I'm sure everyone will once again
rise to the task of fighting to save jobs and the economic future of
Staff representative, AFSCME Council 31
December 17, 2011]
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