TOLEDO: The Blade newspaper in Toledo says itís considering shutting down its printing and mailing facilities and laying off about 130 workers.
Block Communications Inc. notified city officials in a letter released Friday that it plans to begin the job cuts in August.
The layoffs would not include newsroom, advertising or circulation employees.
Stephen Spolar, the companyís vice president of human resources, says a decision on closings and layoffs has not been finalized. He says the company is continuing negotiations with the newspaperís unions.
The letter didnít say where the newspaper would be printed if its facility closes. The rest of the Bladeís downtown office would remain open.
Block Communications owns The Blade and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Blade has a daily circulation of 105,000 and 135,000 on Sundays.