May 21, 2012

Newspaper articles on poverty in Appalachian Ohio

The Toledo Blade recently ran two excellent articles on poverty in Athens County and Appalachian Ohio.

Click here to read the first article.

Click here to read the second article.

Click here to see one photo page that goes with the articles.

Click here to see a second photo page.

May 16, 2012

Athens County residents can now access their child support cases online

Athens County residents can now access their child support cases online, 24 hours a day.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has created a new web portal for child support cases so that families can access their case information without having to call or visit a local child support enforcement agency office.

May 9, 2012

The cost of owning and operating a vehicle is out of reach for many Ohio residents

The cost of operating a vehicle is very high in Ohio and around the country, and many people cannot afford all of the expenses. This inability to pay all of the costs of transportation is very common and causes numerous problems for low-income Ohio residents.
A new report from Athens County Job and Family Services examines the problems caused by the high costs of operating a vehicle and by the lack of transportation. Click here to read the report

May 2, 2012

More low-income residents to vote in 2012

      The 2012 elections promise to be historic for several reasons, including the fact that more low-income voters than ever before are expected to vote in Ohio and other states. One reason for this is the motor voter laws in America.