The AP reports:
The flood of applications for federal stimulus money in Ohio includes hundreds of requests by individuals for business ventures, personal bailouts and bizarre projects.
A man in Canton in northeast Ohio wants $100,000 to train professional magicians and teach magic as therapy….
Joseph and Rebecca Pieleck of Stow say they don't anticipate the state fulfilling their requests worth $6.75 million. They work as a network technician and a utilities supervisor and said they would use the money to run three businesses: a beef jerky company, an animal day care and a home renovation company.
"Both our jobs are hanging in the balance like a lot of other people in the economy," Joseph Pieleck said. "This seemed like an opportunity to get a business going. What's the harm?"
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