Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio’s Unemployment Fund Runs Out
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Ohio’s unemployment compensation fund has been depleted, forcing the state to begin borrowing federal funds. Officials say no disruptions in benefits are expected. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Monday the federal government has already approved $500 million to be borrowed by Ohio to pay benefits in January and February. The state has requested that it be able to use $50 million of that amount to pay benefits this week. Agency spokesman Dennis Evans said Ohio is committed to preventing the unemployed fund from missing any payments. Ohio and many other states have seen their unemployment funds decrease drastically as the number of unemployed workers has surged amid the recession.