Continuing the trek along the Ohio trail of tears.
Link to August 1 Portsmouth Daily News article, "Library Cuts Positions, Hours".
Excerpt: Highlights of the plan approved by the board include:
• Effective Aug. 9, a 5 percent pay cut for nine senior management and administrative staff.
• Eliminate 12 part-time and five full-time positions; six positions have already been eliminated through attrition.
• Effective Aug. 10, reducing open hours at all locations: hours at the main library reduced from 66.5 to 53; Northwest, reduced from 27 to 20; Lucasville, New Boston, South Webster and Wheelersburg libraries from 57 to 24, and the Bookmobile will make stops throughout the county Monday through Thursday.
• The materials budget reduced by 40 percent and eliminate outside programming.