Jun 24, 2013

Akron Beacon Journal article looks at large number of people being dropped from welfare programs in Ohio

The Akron Beacon Journal published a very interesting article today that looks at why such a high number of people are being dropped off of the welfare system in Ohio.
Click here to read the article.

Medicaid 'reform' would hurt Ohio's poor even more

On Sunday, June 23, The Toledo Blade published a letter to the editor from Athens County Job and Family Services Director Jack Frech about the recent debate over reforming Ohio's Medicaid system.
Click here to read the letter.

Jun 18, 2013

Ohio residents enrolled in the food assistance, cash assistance programs will receive new benefits cards

Ohio residents who are enrolled in the state's food assistance or cash assistance programs will soon be receiving new benefits cards.

Another perspective on the national debate over proposed cuts to Food Stamps

Here is a link to another very interesting and informative article about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is commonly known as Food Stamps. This article raises some important points about several issues that have not been discussed in many of the news stories about the proposed cuts to the food assistance program. Click here to read the article.

Jun 17, 2013

More than 200 area residents take part in hiring event for new JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store

When JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores held a hiring event at The Work Station for its new store in Athens recently, the managers were hoping for a good turnout of people interested in working for the company.

The response from the community far exceeded their hopes, though, as more than 200 people showed up to apply for jobs during the two-day event, according to JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores District Team Leader Ron Veach.

Jun 14, 2013

Friends and Neighbors Food Pantry to host Grand Opening for new facility

The Friends and Neighbors Community Choice Food Pantry will hold a Grand Opening luncheon on Friday, June 21 in order to celebrate the pantry’s move to a new location. The lunch will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and all area residents are invited.

Jun 12, 2013

Open interviews will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at The Work Station

I-Force will be holding open interviews at The Work Station for positions with companies such as Rocky Boots and Anchor Hocking on Wednesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All interested area residents are encouraged to attend.
For more information or for assistance with your job search at any time throughout the year, visit The Work Station at 70 North Plains Road in The Plains or call 797-1405.

Jun 10, 2013

A few facts about Food Stamps in America

The website  thinkprogress.org published a very informative article recently about the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), which is better known as the Food Stamps program. The article points out some important facts that should be considered as part of the current debate over proposed cuts to the SNAP program.

Click here to read the article.

Jun 7, 2013

ABLE Graduation Ceremony features outstanding speakers

The Athens County Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program based in The Work Station held its annual graduation ceremony on Friday, May 31 and honored all of its graduates from the last year.
The ceremony featured two outstanding speeches by graduates and was a great way to celebrate all that the students have accomplished.
Click here for more information on the ceremony and on the future plans of a few of the graduates.

Jun 5, 2013

Interesting article on the Food Stamps program in America

The Cincinnati Enquirer ran a very interesting article recently on the SNAP program (formerly known as Food Stamps). Here is the link to the article: