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Ohio lawmakers writing to stop DHL-UPS proposal

WILMINGTON, OH (AP) - Republican and Democratic members of Ohio's congressional delegation are dashing off letters together in hopes of preventing a deal threatening 8,000 southwest Ohio jobs.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says the group is contacting everyone who might help stop a proposed arrangement between DHL and United Parcel Service.

German-owned DHL wants air shipping of its packages to be handled by UPS, replacing the current DHL shipping hub in Wilmington. Lawmakers signed a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warning that the deal could damage Americans' support for a global economy.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who visited Wilmington last week, said he has written the head of DHL's parent company urging him to visit the area.

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