WILMINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Monday gave DHL officials petitions with more than 9,000 signatures urging the package delivery service to keep jobs at its Ohio hub.

Brown rallied with workers from DHL, ABX Air and ASTAR Air Cargo, then stepped inside an office building to hand over the petitions and meet with Mike Schmitt, director of operations for DHL's hub in Wilmington.

DHL said in May it wants United Parcel Service to replace ABX Air and ASTAR Air Cargo in transporting DHL packages. That would mean much of the work normally handled at Wilmington Air Park would be transferred to UPS facilities, threatening at least 6,000 jobs in southwest Ohio.

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