In the News

November 2017

BUTLER COUNTY – Middletown joins nonprofit in house flipping venture

ALLEN & PUTNAM COUNTIES – Home repair funds available for Allen, Putnam County residents

LICKING COUNTY – Season of giving opens with area agencies in need

LOGAN – #GivingTuesday — a day of giving

COLUMBUS – What does the typical household look like? It’s not necessarily mom and dad with 2 kids

SUMMIT COUNTY – New infant mortality initiative announced

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Giving thanks

PIKE COUNTY – GoBus seeks permanent pick-up site in Pike County

LAWRENCE COUNTY – LEDC spends $10M for industrial park

HAMILTON COUNTY – Four from health care, business named Great Living Cincinnatians by Cincinnati USA chamber

HANCOCK COUNTY – Agencies formed win/win flood relief partnership

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Lawrence County in line for block grant funds

COLUMBUS – GMS Partners with the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies to Offer Regional Training

GALION – Galion Middle School conducting food drive for community action

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Land bank asks to be in budget

LICKING COUNTY – Local food pantries working to meet increased holiday needs

HAMILTON COUNTY – COLUMN: Calling all rich people — are you willing to help reduce poverty?

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Free diabetes screenings at city center Monday

LORAIN COUNTY – Lorain County Community Action Agency celebrates new location

WOODS, SANDUSKY, OTTAWA & SENECA COUNTIES – State partners with WSOS to help Ohioans stay warm this winter

COSHOCTON – Local program highlighted during National Weatherization Day

GALION – Briefs: Galion offers help to storm damage victims

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Murder mystery planned for Friday

LORAIN COUNTY – Lorain County Community Action Agency plans open house for new offices

PIKE COUNTY – Pike Senior Center levy, cemetery, fire levies pass

CRAWFORD COUNTY – Crawford County service agencies mobilize, seek citizens in need

COSHOCTON – Clothing benefit ends in hair-raising experience

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – Elks Lodge 258 donation to local veterans

PAULDING – Sign-up day is Nov. 10 for Christmas For Kids

October 2017

FREMONT – Students celebrate WSOS afterschool programs

PORT CLINTON – WSOS assists homeowners with weatherization

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Public safety personnel at Head Start event

LOGAN – Reader encourages others to vote FOR Issue 3

DAYTON – CAP helps locals get their homes ready for the winter weather

PIKE COUNTY – Introduction to QuickBooks® Workshop to be held in Piketon

JACKSON COUNTY – Commodity Supplemental Food Program enrolling seniors who qualify

LOGAN – Reader supports Issue 3

VINTON COUNTY – Vinton County seniors may qualify for meal delivery

GALLIA & MEIGS COUNTIES – Turning on the HEAP

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Mobile Food Pantry at the Washington County Fairgrounds

LOGAN COUNTY – HAPCAP holds ribbon-cutting for larger freezer system

LOGAN COUNTY – HAPCAP Harvest Party

ATHENS COUNTY – Athens Public Transit system sees significant increase in ridership

COLUMBUS – 20 years after welfare reform, are Ohio’s poor any better off?

COLUMBUS – Keeping Ohioans Safe, Sound and Saving Money

WARREN COUNTY – Community Action to host needs assessment forum

HAMILTON COUNTY – `Ultimate champion for everybody’: Ex-Rockdale Baptist pastor O’Neal II dies

ATHENS COUNTY – Southeast Ohio Foodbank cuts the ribbon for larger freezer system

HOCKING, ATHENS, PERRY COUNTIES – Event connects vets, others with local help

ATHENS COUNTY – City council: Members discuss transient guest tax; Athens Public Transit sees ridership increase

STARK COUNTY – Rich Desrosiers: Community giving abounds

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Home weatherization assistance available for eligible households

COLUMBUS – Poverty remains a problem, even for those with multiple jobs, report finds

SUMMIT COUNTY – United Way: 40 percent of Ohio households struggle to pay basic expenses

HOCKING, ATHENS & PERRY COUNTIES – Ribbon cutting planned for Foodbank freezer

POMEROY- Recognizing Alumni

August 2017

PERRY COUNTY – Assistance available to help Ohioans manage energy costs

WAYNE & MEDINA COUNTIES – Vegetable challenge — Organization brings local produce to the community

COLUMBUS – Health disparities increase for Appalachia Ohio

LAWRENCE COUNTY – A much-needed option

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Drug coalition unveils plan

DEFIANCE – PATH Fest to offer free activities, entertainment Saturday

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Grandview Inn buildings to be demolished for redevelopment

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Complex has unique water usage proponent

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Proctors Landing hosts ribbon cutting, ceremony

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – ‘Operation Street Smart’ seminar set for Monday

LORAIN COUNTY – South Elyria library branch reopens in new location

SUMMIT COUNTY – County Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council formed

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – Federal funding awarded to Columbiana County health center

MAHONING COUNTY – JobsNOW: County service provides skills for job search

COLUMBUS – Community Action statement on Charlottesville

CLINTON COUNTY – Money available for emergency food, shelter, utility costs

STARK COUNTY – Help available for Stark residents

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Community Action buys old Shopko facility in Greenfield

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Lawrence County to file opioid lawsuit

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Community Action still helping residents beat heat

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Students get ready for new school year

TRUMBULL COUNTY – TCAP expands with 7th location, promotes center-based play

LAWRENCE COUNTY – 1800 backpacks, supplies to be distributed

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Ironton looking to move public housing for $18M project

PERRY COUNTY – All about going green at the county fair

JACKSON COUNTY – Small Business Classes offers Self Employment: From Dream to Reality

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Gas pipeline project to begin in 2019

SUMMIT COUNTY – Russell Pry remembered as Summit County dedicates building in his name

DAYTON – Poverty fight comes to end for Donnellan

MARION – Briefs: County receiving $25800 for emergency programs

July 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Tools 4 School, Summerfest Saturday

STARK COUNTY – Crain’s editorial: Tackling a problem

BELMONT COUNTY – Summer youth employment program providing help in Bellaire

TRUMBULL COUNTY – Close vote

WARREN COUNTY – Carter Lumber announces 50 jobs coming to Warren County

PERRY COUNTY – Summer Crisis Program will continue until all funds are obligated

PERRY COUNTY – Local agencies team up for SAFE program

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – Leadership Columbiana County holds graduation

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Help available to beat heat

MAHONING COUNTY – Information sessions

MAHONING COUNTY – Still time to interview for MYCAP employment skills class

PORTAGE COUNTY – Portage food, shelter grant funds available

PICKAWAY COUNTY – Ohio Federation of Republican Women honors local Republican woman

PERRY COUNTY – Summer Youth Employment Program teaching youth to be SAFE

STARK COUNTY – Alliance Job Fair draws job seekers

LORAIN COUNTY – Elyria Farmers Market to take SNAP; Kids Day scheduled this week

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Lawrence County to build new EMS station, senior center at fairgrounds

HANCOCK COUNTY – HATS to offer free bus rides for three days

BUTLER COUNTY – Storms can’t stop Middletown volunteer projects

STARK COUNTY – Initiative to link minorities with construction work at Hall of Fame Village project

HANCOCK COUNTY – WIC coupons available at Thursday’s farm market

STARK COUNTY – Minority job-training program developed for Village project

PORTAGE COUNTY – Summer meal program provides free meals to children

PORTAGE COUNTY – HEAP summer crisis program begins

HIGHLAND COUNTY – WIC has partnered with local farmers

SUMMIT COUNTY – City puts income tax increase on ballot, reviews audit of Oriana House and seeks millions from HUD

VAN WERT – Financial literacy class coming to Van Wert

JACKSON & VINTON COUNTIES – Jackson-Vinton Community Action seeks to help those without health insurance

STARK COUNTY – Council learns about county weatherization program

PERRY COUNTY – Summer Crisis Program running through Aug. 31

PERRY COUNTY – $50000 grant to help with Southeast Ohio Foodbank

LAWRENCE COUNTY – School districts slated to receive additional funding

GALLIA & MEIGS COUNTIES – GMCAA receives funding

FREMONT – Program helps with summer air conditioning costs

TRUMBULL COUNTY – Gustavus park includes pavilion

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Free bus service to be offered in July

June 2017

STARK COUNTY – Skills training offered by Community Action Agency

BUTLER COUNTY – Volunteers repair Middletown homes as part of week-long blitz,

HENRY COUNTY – Summer Food Program underway

PIKE COUNTY – Managing your money workshop offered

LAWRENCE COUNTY – CAO talks about CDBG grants

TRUMBULL COUNTY – Council to mull request to fund nonprofits

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Lawrence land bank to start tearing down homes

HAMILTON COUNTY – Mercy Health farmers market to return on Wednesdays

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – CEOGC’s Head Start family, center featured on Cleveland’s Channel 5 News

PIKE COUNTY – CAC announces availability of funds

JEFFERSON COUNTY – County receives food, shelter funds

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Advocates seek to close summer hunger gap in Ashtabula County

FAYETTE COUNTY – Cape Fear CDC offers home programs

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – CEOGC’s William Patrick Day Head Start Center hosts first ever Kindness Walk

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Wanted: Campers to learn modern manufacturing

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Planning for the season: Watertown cuts costs and expands summer recreation program

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Jefferson County Community Action Council’s Summer Youth Program underway

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Summer Food Program feeds more than 2000 in Lawrence County

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Changes come to Watertown’s summer playground program

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – CEOGC Opens Electric Energy Choice Call Center

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Ashtabula Library kicks off summer reading program

LORAIN COUNTY – Safety Town underway at new Lorain High School location

TRUMBULL COUNTY – United Way recognizes community support

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Intensive vocational program gives grads hope of overcoming barriers

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Vocational program offers promising future to people with troubled pasts

RICHLAND COUNTY – Miss Ohio And The Shawshank Hustle Run Though Mansfield

LORAIN COUNTY – NOACA gives $1.5M nod to Lorain’s Broadway streetscape

ATHENS COUNTY – Seniors hear positives for community involvement in Athens County Community Improvement …

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Rain, rain go away — wet weather hits farmers

ATHENS COUNTY – Summer food programs for kids start this week

PIKE COUNTY – Summer Food Service Program

PIKE COUNTY – Enriching Childrens’ Lives: Head Start celebrates 52nd anniversary in Pike County

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Keep supporting Head Start funding

ERIE COUNTY – Summer meals for kids return to Erie County

GALLIA & MEIGS COUNTIES – Funding low-income internet service

May 2017

ATHENS – Ride-sharing service sets Athens County launch for early in June, May 30, 2017

SANDUSKY COUNTY – WSOS in Fremont to expand to all-day child care, May 30, 2017

ATHENS COUNTY – Ride-sharing service sets Athens County launch for early in June, May 30, 2017

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Hillsboro simulation shows poverty is ‘hard work’, May 27, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Tri-State bus systems to get $900000 less this year, May 26, 2017

MUSKINGUM COUNTY – New senior community opens in Zanesville, May 22, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Senior center to move to complex in Proctorville, May 22, 2017

LORAIN COUNTY – Lorain County students can learn local history over summer break, May 21, 2017

WARREN COUNTY – Warren County senior housing development pursuing another subsidy, May 20, 2017

HAMILTON COUNTY – Cincinnati NAACP moves chapter office to Avondale, May 19, 2017

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Community leaders read to Head Start students, May 19, 2017

HAMILTON COUNTY – COLUMN: Award-winning author Matthew Desmond explains how being evicted scars families, May 19, 2017

DAYTON – Lawmakers consider keeping mobile home commission, slashing budget, May 19, 2017

GEAUGA COUNTY – Geauga Community Action Receives $280000 Federal Grant, May 19, 2017

SALEM – Kent State University at Salem forms Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board, May 18, 2017

PERRY COUNTY – Number of people in Perry County going hungry is on the rise, May 17, 2017

STARK COUNTY – Grants to provide summer employment, camp for Canton youth, May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Food insecurity plagues many in Washington County, May 16, 2017

PICKAWAY COUNTY – VALUES FOR LIVING: Mission has a name, May 13, 2017

WILLIAMS COUNTY – FOUNDATION AWARDS COMMUNITY ACTION Foundation awards grant to NOCAC, May 13, 2017

ATHENS – Southeast Ohio Foodbank breaks ground on freezer expansion, May 12, 2017

LOGAN – Life gets harder for Southeast Ohio’s hungry, May 12, 2017

MARION – Marion Area Safety Council safety awards presented, May 12, 2017

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – National Head Start Association Recognizes CEOGC’s Performance with Five-Year Grant, May 10, 2017

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Bremen student wins countywide billboard design contest, May 10, 2017

MAHONING COUNTY – MYCAP to host employment program, May 10, 2017

PIKE COUNTY – Mental health housing opens in Waverly, May 9, 2017

PERRY COUNTY – Celebrating National Community Development Week, May 3, 2017

WOODSFIELD – May proclaimed mental health and Community Action month, May 3, 2017

April 2017

WARREN COUNTY – Coffee Chat brings awareness, April 30, 2017

FREMONT – Head Start expands hours, classroom space, April 27, 2017

MUSKINGUM COUNTY – Community News and Notes, April, 27, 2017

HIGHLAND COUNTY – ‘Smoke on the Water’ set for Rocky Fork Lake, April 27, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Lincoff remembered as leader for education, April 26, 2017

HOCKING COUNTY – Second hearing held on HAPCAP’s CHIP program, April 26, 2017

LORAIN COUNTY – Renovation starts for new Lorain County Community Action Agency offices, April 25, 2017

BELLEFONTAINE – Community Action receives $300000 housing grant, April 23, 2017

ATHENS – Head Start applications for fall programming now available, April 18, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Green EnviroTech Holdings, Corp. signs the building lease with Lawrence Economic Development …, April 18, 2017

ATHENS – Southeast Ohio Foodbank to host food giveaway, April 18, 2017

COLUMBUS – Ohio poverty report “misleading”, April 15, 2017

LORAIN COUNTY – Lorain County Community Action Agency announce new location for Head Start services, April 14, 2017

HAMILTON COUNTY – Poverty down in Ohio, but families remain at risk: report, April 12, 2017

DEFIANCE, FULTON, HENRY, PAULDING, VAN WERT & WILLIAMS COUNTIES – Local senior and low-income heating programs could be cut, April 11, 2017

MUSKINGUM COUNTY – MEOAG names new CEO, April 11, 2017

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Slavic Village: First Little Free Library in the U.S., April 11, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Scholarship available at CAC, April 8, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Senior housing complex to open in early spring, April 7, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Ironton marina project could be completed in coming months, April 6, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – South Point roundabout scheduled for 2018, April 6, 2017

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Slavic Village parents to learn about 30 million word gap, April 5, 2017

SUMMIT COUNTY – Akron sees increased poverty rates, student food insecurity, more ‘grandparent caregivers,’ according to Ohio report, April 4, 2017

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Warner: Unsafe sleep a factor in Highland County infant mortality, April 4, 2017

FAYETTE COUNTY – Trump Budget Could Shut Door on Utility Assistance in Ohio, April 3, 2017

March 2017

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Cuyahoga County’s Neediest at Greater Risk From Proposed Federal Budget Cuts, March 30, 2017

TOLEDO – Numbers that should anger, shock, March 30, 2017

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Tarhe Trails students organize clothing drive, March 29, 2017

ERIE, HURON & RICHLAND COUNTIES – Federal budget cuts would hurt 4000 Huron County residents aided by CAC, March 29, 2017

STARK COUNTY – Health fair offers screenings, activities, March 28, 2017

COLUMBUS – Local food bank helping feed more than 130000 a month (video), March 28, 2017

COLUMBUS – Fewer Ohioans living below federal poverty level, March 28, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY – In struggling Jefferson County, Trump’s proposed budget cuts would hit home: Ohio Matters, March 28, 2017

PIKE COUNTY – Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1 Training Workshop offered, March 27, 2017

COLUMBUS – Report looks at Ohio’s growing trend of grandparents raising grandchildren, March 27, 2017

COLUMBUS – Capital News: Updated poverty report doesn’t paint pretty picture for Ohio, March 24, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Agency cuts could impact county, March 24, 2017

LUCAS COUNTY – Lucas Co. Makes Progress in Poverty Fight, March 24, 2017

COLUMBUS – Poverty report sheds light on plight of grandparents, college students, March 23, 2017

COLUMBUS – Report highlights Ohio grandparents, college students living in poverty, March 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Wright State among colleges with food pantries, March 23, 2017

LUCAS COUNTY – Lucas Co. Makes Progress in Poverty Fight, March 23, 2017

TOLEDO – Lucas Co. poverty down, still above average: 19.5% highest in the region,14.8% statewide, March 23, 2017

COLUMBUS – Ohio Lawmaker Proposes Quadrupling Car Registration Costs and a Gas-Tax Offset, March 21, 2017

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Trump Budget Cuts Put Struggling Americans on Edge, March 17, 2017

COLUMBUS – Trump Budget Reaction: Ohio Kids Could Go Hungry, March 17, 2017

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Rutherford House receives history grant, March 17, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – OH Firefighters Protest Possible Layoffs, March 11, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Jefferson County seeks Smithfield tank solution, March 11, 2017

HAMILTON COUNTY – The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency’s Long History And Service To Our …, March 9, 2017

HAMILTON COUNTY – Tri-State students graduate ready for a career, March 9, 2017

DAYTON – Q&A: Amanda Davis, Generation Dayton Featured Professional of the Month, March 6, 2017

MARION – Senior apartment plan still alive, March 6, 2017

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Canal pantry needs breakfast foods, March 4, 2017

JACKSON & VINTON COUNTIES – March is National Nutrition Month, March 2, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Medicaid subject of roundtable, March 1, 2017

February 2017

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Organizers share more details of Rocky Fork Lake project, February 27, 2017

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Need a seed, take a seed Henderson Memorial Public Library starting seed catalog, February 19, 2017

HANCOCK COUNTY – Crisis program offers once-per-season home heating assistance, February 19, 2017

SUMMIT COUNTY – Free tax prep may help low-income families avoid scams, February 16, 2017

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Rocky Fork project could help make lake ‘economic engine for Highland County’, February 15, 2017

TRUMBULL COUNTY – Kids told to make right decisions, February 14, 2017

CRAWFORD COUNTY – Galion students help stock shelves at Community Action Commission, February 12, 2017

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Community Action works to promote 2-1-1 service, February 12, 2017

HURON COUNTY – Project Leadership class members immersed in moving group projects forward, February 12, 2017

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Galion schools help stock the shelves at Community Action, February 11, 2017

SUMMIT COUNTY – Many area residents can get taxes prepared for free; Saturday walk-in events start Feb. 4, February 3, 2017

PAULDING COUNTY – Valentine events on senior center calendar, February 2, 2017

NEW PHILADELPHIA – Harcatus Tri-County CAO announces Stivison Scholarship, February 2, 2017

HIGHLAND COUNTY – NCB donates to nutrition program, February 2, 2017

WARREN COUNTY – Head Start plans to buy former Carlisle daycare, February 1, 2017, 2017

January 2017

SUMMIT COUNTY – Many area workers are eligible for earned income tax credits; can get their taxes prepared for free, January 31, 2017

PREBLE COUNTY- Advocating for the community, January 30, 2017

TRUMBULL COUNTY – TCAP Head Start receives donation, January 29, 2017

BUTLER COUNTY – From condemned to rehabbed: German Village home on market, January 28, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Project can be boost to city, January 27, 2017

LARENCE COUNTY – CAO seeks funds for lofts project, January 26, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY – How many homeless are there locally? January 23, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Preservation project planned for downtown Ironton building, January 23, 2017

LORAIN COUNTY – Lorain community groups link to focus on kindergarten readiness,   January 21, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Brilliant water district seeking help, January 20, 2017

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – Septic repair help available in Columbiana County, January 20, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY – South Point roundabout project could cost about $1.6M, January 20, 2017

MAHONING COUNTY – Job readiness program offered, January 19, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland honors employees, January 18, 2017

STARK COUNTY – ‘Super Saturday’ scheduled for winter heating help, January 17, 2017

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Buckeye Lake’s Fairfield Beach neighborhood due for spruce-up, January 16, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY – CAC works to help area people in need, January 14, 2017

SUMMIT COUNTY – New Help Line aims to connect addicts in Summit County with best agency to assist them, January 13, 2017

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Drug, Alcohol, Mental Health Services Board to launch Addiction Help Line, January 12, 2017

ATHENS COUNTY – Sisters Health Foundation awards funds, January 12, 2017

LORAIN COUNTY – Broadway improving, Lorain growth chief says, January 11, 2017

STARK COUNTY – Local events planned to remember MLK, January 11, 2017

ATHENS COUNTY – Free hot meals provided to senior citizens each weekday in Glouster, January 9, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Jefferson CAC improves its performance, January 7, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Jefferson County commissioners praise turnaround of the Community Action Council, January 6, 2017

MAHONING COUNTY – Job-readiness sessions set, January 5, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Honors for Wiggins at MLK musical, January 5, 2017

ATHENS COUNTY – Fighting hunger in southeast Ohio, January 5, 2017

PIKE COUNTY – Small Business Classes Offered, January 4, 2017

MAHONING COUNTY – MYCAP announces job-readiness sessions, January 4, 2017

SUMMIT COUNTY – Reasons for license suspensions; where to get help, January 4, 2017

ERIE COUNTY – Erie County offers funds for private sewage repairs, January 3, 2017

TRUMBULL COUNTY – Family fun set for Jan. 12 at center, January 2, 2017

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