State and federal officials expressed disappointment Monday about DHL’s decision to discontinue delivery services in the United States and plans to pull out of the Wilmington Air Park.

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher issued a joint statement Monday calling the news heartbreaking. “We are extremely disappointed to learn about DHL’s decision to discontinue its domestic delivery service in the United States. This is heartbreaking news for the city of Wilmington and southwest Ohio.”

Lt. Gov. Fisher also is the director of the Ohio Department of Development.

“While our DHL Economic Task Force, organized by Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and Wilmington Mayor David Raizk, had worked for a different outcome, we will now focus on doing everything we can to help the affected workers, their families and their communities,” said Gov. Strickland.

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