Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Jack Kern tells The Associated Press that his son, Timothy Kern, was promised $300 a week, a trailer and a truck for the job near Caldwell in Noble County.
Ohio is in the middle of what some are calling a foreclosure Crisis. Last year, Ohio saw a 24% increase in the number of foreclosure filings and Ohio ranks second in the nation in the percentage of mortgage loans that are seriously delinquent. Many experts predict the situation will get gloomier before it gets brighter. Monday, a special state task force, studying the mess, held another meeting.