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Recruiting for Defense Supply Center of Columbus Continues Despite Temporary Budget Cut

12:00AM
March
12, 2007

Local and state officials and members of the Ohio Congressional delegation continue to support recruiting for 1,100 new jobs at the Defense Supply Center of Columbus, even though Congress passed a continuing resolution last month temporarily cutting funds for that purpose.

City;s 311 Call Center adds Spanish and Somali operators

12:00AM
June
12, 2006

The six month old 311 City Call Center fields residents call about trash collection, code violations and potholes now in Spanish and Somali

Ohio Seeks to Cut Youth Recidivism

12:00AM
June
5, 2006

About 1,700 young people, ages 12 to 21, are held in the custody of Ohio’s Department of Youth Services each year. Officials say many will be returned to confinement within a few years. The agency’s director hopes to cut recidivism by implementing new measures – which include recruiting community volunteers to help with literacy and job training.

Childrens Services workers go on strike

12:00AM
May
18, 2005

Franklin county social workers are on strike after failing to reach a new contract agreement with the county. The two sides remain committed to their positions. The pickets went up at 7:00 in the morning as some 500 case workers and other children services employees walked off the job.

Children’s Services union votes to strike May 18th

12:00AM
May
5, 2005

Unionized workers at Franklin County Children Services have authorized a strike if the union fails to reach an agreement management. The union has rejected a state fact-finder’s report which was requested after a breakdown in contract negotiations.

Complaints against Children Services Pt 1

12:00AM
March
23, 2004

Franklin County Children’s Services provides care for more than 72-hundred children in Central Ohio. The agency is required to investigate all referrals of children who are alleged to be abused, neglected or dependent. While referrals have increased during the last several years, critics of the agency say in too many cases families are being split.

Complaints against Children Services Pt 2

12:00AM
March
23, 2004

Earlier this month, Franklin County Children’s Services overcame formal opposition to win voter approval of a 1-point-9 mill property tax levy. By winning at the polls, the agency avoided staff lay-offs and other cutbacks. But, critics of the agency say it still needs to be more accountable in its handling of custody cases.