Friday, August 6, 2004

Tristate summary


Unemployment claims go online

The Enquirer

Out-of-work Ohioans will skip the unemployment line for online starting Aug. 17, as the state replaces a more than 20-year-old system with the new Internet-based method for making claims, tracking payments and filing appeals.

People still will have the option of filing claims by telephone, the method nearly all applicants use now, since the last in-person unemployment offices closed in June after being phased out, the Department of Job and Family Services said.

Harvest Partners buys Evenflo Co.

Harvest Partners Inc., a New York-based investment firm, said Thursday that it has bought privately held Evenflo Co. Inc., a manufacturer of baby products that includes carriers, cribs, swings and child seats. Terms weren't disclosed. Evenflo, based in the Dayton suburb of Vandalia, Ohio, had $300 million in net sales last year. The company also sells juvenile furniture, infant feeding accessories and activity centers for young children. Harvest Partners bought Evenflo from an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.




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