For the hungry in some Columbus neighborhoods, emergency food supplies will be only a text away. The city will spend $135,000 to help to create a mobile scheduling program for selected food pantries.
Ohio’s unemployment rate has hit a 25-year high of 9.4 percent as job losses have continued in both manufacturing and services.
The Ohio Department of Youth Services is changing the process for determining how long kids are locked up in its facilities. The changes are designed to give kids more opportunities for treatment within their communities and less time in a youth detention center.
Ohio’s unemployment compensation fund has been depleted, forcing the state to begin borrowing federal funds.
The state agency responsible for juvenile corrections says it will close a corrections facility and a residential treatment center to save $24 million.
New unemployment figures for July show Ohio’s jobless rate is the highest in 16 years.
The holiday season can be a busy and stressful time. However, it is not just adults that feel the pressure of gift giving and celebration preparation. Children can also become overwhelmed and even depressed during this time.
Computer systems experts today are working with county children’s services agencies to eliminate glitches in a critical data-sharing program. At stake: the safety of thousands of abused or neglected children.
Franklin County Children’s Services investigates 12,000 child abuse or neglect complaints each year. But, in some cases, the abuse and neglect investigations prompt additional allegations of civil rights abuses. So, Children’s Services is now working with the Columbus chapter of the N-double-A-C-P to resolve those disputes.
State official says February storms could have driven people out of the labor market.
City and county governments have given Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence received $500,000 to help victims of domestic violence. The money will pay for free legal services.