CHICAGO - Fitch Ratings recently revised its outlook to negative from stable on Summit County, Ohio, as the county faces dwindling revenues from sales and property taxes amid a weak regional and national economy.

Fitch also recently affirmed its negative outlook on the small city of Norton, located in Summit, which faces major fallout from the failing U.S. automobile industry. Auto industry-related jobs account for about 40% of the employment base in Norton, analysts said.

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