In the News

April 2018

ATHENS COUNTY – Ohio poverty report suggests federal data is outdated

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Poverty simulator hopes to provide insight into struggles

FAYETTE COUNTY – County Land Bank organizes to help ‘stressed land’

PERRY COUNTY – Southeast Regional Kitchen seeking volunteer groups to help with SFS program

HOCKING, ATHENS & PERRY COUNTIES – CSEP opens enrollment opportunity

FAYETTE COUNTY – CAC recognized with Community Action Month

STARK COUNTY – Canton has spent at least $350000 to demolish unsafe structure

WOOD, SANDUSKY, OTTAWA & SENECA COUNTIES – More than 2000 helped with heating bills through EHEAP

COLUMBUS – Editorial: Columbus must finally break the shackles of poverty

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – ‘Party for the Pantry’ event set for April 28

HOCKING, ATHENS & PERRY COUNTIES – Locations needed to host summer lunches

ATHENS COUNTY – Nelsonville public meeting planned

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Worried, sick and weary, Puerto Rican families settle in Cleveland

SENECA COUNTY – Fostoria schools given drums

ATHENS COUNTY – HAPCAP to host community meetings in Chauncey, Nelsonville

HOCKING COUNTY – SEOFB seeking partners to distribute food boxes

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Highland County sales tax revenue continues to fall

LOGAN COUNTY – Electric-savings program offered to area residents

PERRY COUNTY – Updated numbers for population and economic need in Perry County

LOGAN COUNTY – Bridges Out of Poverty classes to start

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY – Program aims to save on electric costs

ATHENS COUNTY – Athens County poverty level, Medicaid enrollment increases

ALLEN COUNTY – West Ohio Community Action Partnership’s homeownership classes planned

HAMILTON COUNTY – Red Bike Launches New Low-Income Membership Program

COLUMBUS – Medicaid expansion has helped, but poverty persists in Ohio

COLUMBUS – Group Releases Annual Report On Poverty In Ohio

HOCKING COUNTY – Foodbank seeking CSFP partners

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County JFS pilot program to reduce child trauma

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – Columbiana to seek $300K housing grant

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Hillsboro enters CHIP agreement

PAULDING COUNTY – Salvation Army summer camp

TRUMBULL COUNTY – Re-Entry turns lives around

FAYETTE COUNTY – Prevention Coalition continues its mission

PIKE COUNTY – CAC receives $5000 Financial Literacy Grant from State Farm

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Child Advocacy Centers coming to Highland, Clinton counties

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – Columbiana, county will CHIP in again, $700K in federal funding sought

HIGHLAND & CLINTON COUNTIES – Child Advocacy Centers coming to Highland, Clinton counties

JACKSON & VINTON COUNTIES – Grant application underway for the J. Floyd Dixon Memorial Fund

PERRY COUNTY – Take a hike: Construction to begin on new section of Buckeye Trail at Tecumseh Lake

HOCKING, ATHENS & PERRY COUNTIES – HAPCAP executive director to retire after 38 years

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Ironton gets grant for downtown public restrooms

HANCOCK COUNTY – Hancock United Way awards $1.74 million

PIKE & ROSS COUNTIES – Recovery Council awarded grant for prevention program

PIKE COUNTY – Availability of funds announced for emergency food and shelter program

MIAMI COUNTY – Resource book available online

March 2018


HIGHLAND COUNTY – NCB helps Senior Nutrition Program

PIKE COUNTY – Grant to help Recovery Council to educate youth on prescription drug use

SUMMIT COUNTY – Stark State College opens Akron campus for sneak preview

MAHONING COUNTY – Chamber announces 21 Athena Award nominees

ALLEN COUNTY – 1st Family Empowerment Workshop Series a success

FRANKLIN COUNTY – County-funded program trains residents in building skills, pairs them with companies who need them

STARK COUNTY – Parents invited to give input on Canton school issues

PERRY COUNTY – ALA program offering ways to live and work, using learned leadership skills

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – Homeless being housed

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Tri-C steps up to help Puerto Rican hurricane victims

CLINTON COUNTY – Easter Bunny gets a Head Start

ATHENS COUNTY – Dennis Kucinich talks about his plans as governor while visiting Athens County

SUMMIT COUNTY – Good News, March 19: Portage Lakes Career Center students win auto skills competition

GALLIA & MEIGS COUNTIES – GMCAA receives funding for Help Me Grow

HOCKING, ATHENS & PERRY COUNTIES – Breaking the cycle of poverty: Partnership between agencies provides job readiness and training

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Source Lunch with … Jacklyn Chisholm

ATHENS – Trump proposes elimination of energy assistance program

HOCKING COUNTY – Volunteer event presented by Millstone BBQ

FREMONT – ‘We are in good hands,’ professor says of youth

HURON COUNTY – Huron residents can receive ‘free’ money for home repairs

ATHENS COUNTY – Nelsonville School Commons celebrates Grand Opening

HOCKING, ATHENS & PERRY COUNTIES – Changes to Ohio’s budget put nonemergency transportation services at risk

LAWRENCE COUNTY – More than $1M in flood damage reported in Ohio


February 2018





PICKAWAY COUNTY – Columbus housing authority to put $25M into rehabbing four communities

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – Proposed cuts cause concern for CAA

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Community Action looks to winterize homes for free

TOLEDO – State awards $5.5 million to help with housing repairs

ATHENS – Changes to Ohio’s budget put nonemergency transportation services at risk

LAWRENCE COUNTY – More than $1M in flood damage reported in Ohio

ERIE COUNTY – President budget plan threatens many local programs

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Highland County Commissioners approve raises from state funds for Job and Family Services

LORAIN COUNTY – Lorain students volunteer for Senior Service Day

HOCKING, ATHENS, PERRY COUNTIES – Changes to Ohio’s budget put nonemergency transportation services at risk

ALLEN COUNTY – Activate Allen County: Activate Allen County recognizes workplaces

HOCKING COUNTY – Annual March for Meals slated

CLINTON COUNTY – New Head Start Director named

HIGHLAND COUNTY – What’s going on at the Greenfield Library?

ATHENS COUNTY – Historic School Buildings Transformed into Affordable Housing

TRUMBULL COUNTY – Play to take place Saturday at TCAP

ALLEN COUNTY – WOCAP to hold housing info sessions

LORAIN COUNTY – Lorain County Community Action Agency, Firelands partner in Head Start classroom

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – FirstEnergy offers financial assistance programs for winter heating bills

PIKE COUNTY – Pike CAC Business Development and Employment/Training Program merge

JEFFERSON COUNTY – County CAC airs concerns about possible program cuts

LAWRENCE COUNTY – New council to develop Lawrence Co. partnerships

PERRY COUNTY – Area youngsters getting a jump start on their education

LAWRENCE COUNTY – A shining example for all

ATHENS COUNTY – Student Union hosts workshop to encourage Athens residents to organize against anti-semitism

COLUMBUS – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies responds to Trump budget proposal

COLUMBUS – State awards home repair funds

ATHENS COUNTY – Athens County churches, other orgs strive to feed the hungry

LICKING COUNTY – LEADS honors Mason, Hottinger, Newark firefighters

LAWRENCE COUNTY – First-time homebuyers workshop Saturday

FREMONT – WSOS honors Kay Reiter for service to TRIPS

WASHINGTONVILLE – Village OKs asset plan contract

FAYETTE COUNTY – ‘Pizza4Prevention’ coming next two Thursdays

HOCKING COUNTY – Dog food giveaway slated

SCIOTO COUNTY – Ponder on what’s right with Scioto County instead of what’s wrong




January 2018





DARKE COUNTY – Arcanum begins process towards new village building

ATHENS COUNTY – Needle exchange programs increase safety for IV drug users

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Men raise money through culinary efforts

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY – Vickie Lewis, Jodi Salvo saluted with top honors at Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce …

COLUMBUS – Jon Husted says Ohio’s gerrymandering problem could be fixed with 2 simple rules

BELMONT COUNTY – Belmont County’s workers comp premiums decrease

HURON COUNTY – Council opts to continue Biglow maintenance

COLUMBUS – Cordray wants to bring fight for consumers to Ohio

LAWRENCE COUNTY – ‘Eyesore’ potential project for land bank

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Lawrence commissioners seek funding for Chesapeake Bypass

FAYETTE COUNTY – Early Learning Center receives grant for new children’s books

HIGHLAND COUNTY – HCCAO anti-poverty programs honored

SANDUSKY COUNTY – Homeless shelter gets OK from city council

TRUMBULL COUNTY – Trumbull group providing winter coats, more to kids in need

TUSCARAWAS, CARROLL & HARRISON COUNTIES – Service opportunities around every corner for area senior citizens

HANCOCK, HARDING, WYANDOT & PUTNAM COUNTIES – As temperatures plummet, need for financial assistance rises

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Lawrence commission eyes funding for senior housing

LAWRENCE COUNTY – More senior living options possible


SANDUSKY COUNTY – Emergency heating help available from WSOS

BUTLER COUNTY – Here are the biggest challenges and projects for Butler County in 2018

TRUMBULL COUNTY – “Operation Warm” coat giveaway Jan. 18-19 in Warren

LORAIN COUNTY – LCCAA celebrates new Elyria Head Start Center

TRUMBULL COUNTY – TCAP planning coat giveaway

HOCKING, ATHENS, PERRY COUNTIES – Foodbank distribution to be held in Glouster for income-eligible families

DEFIANCE COUNTY – Head Start in Hicksville Gets A Permanent Home!

WARREN COUNTY – Dayton chef to open Warren County restaurant

LORAIN COUNTY – Lorain County Community Action Agency helps the community through programs

HOCKING COUNTY – Volunteer event slated for Regional Foodbank

PERRY COUNTY – Food packing event Saturday

CLERMONT COUNTY – Cold prompts grassroots push for cold shelter in Clermont County

NORTHWESTERN OHIO – NOCAC receives $52K to battle homelessness

SANDUSKY COUNTY – WSOS, Liberty Center get grants to help homeless

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Emergency Winter Heating Programs See Uptick in Demand

LUCAS COUNTY – Area nonprofits receive state funds to serve homeless community

December 2017

STARK COUNTY – Higher energy costs accompany bitter cold snap in US

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY – Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce to hold 59th awards banquet

HIGHLAND COUNTY – Gifts for needy kids in Highland County

BUTLER COUNTY – Fix a house, learn job skills in this Middletown program

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Many in Ohio still frustrated over ‘submeter’ companies

BUTLER COUNTY – Area customers should expect higher heating bills, officials say

GALION – Galion students spread Christmas cheer

PICKAWAY COUNTY – Toys for Tots closing out; still not too late to sign up

LORAIN COUNTY – Buckeye Health supplies turkeys, hams to Lorain County agencies

STARK COUNTY – Seven Stark County agencies get food donation

BUTLER COUNTY – Want help starting a new business? Butler County course may be for you

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Foodbank program distribution

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Old high school recommended for historic register

SANDUSKY – CACEHR is here to help

LORAIN COUNTY – LCCAA to present annual report

LOGAN – Holiday volunteer event slated

PICKAWAY COUNTY – Pickaway County workers get in on holiday act

ATHENS – Volunteer at SEO Foodbank and have cookies with Santa

PIKE COUNTY – Community Action Committee of Pike County received $2500 donation from Rock For Tots, Inc.

SUMMIT COUNTY – St. Hilary students donate food

SUMMIT COUNTY – Utility assistance programs help area residents in need

PARKERSBURG – Sisters Health Foundation honors grant recipients



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


WASHINGTON COUNTY – Mobile Food Pantry at the Washington County Fairgrounds

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


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


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


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