Oct 23, 2013

Now is a great time to earn your GED!

All area residents interested in taking the GED exam may want to do so before the end of the year, as the cost to take the test will increase significantly in 2014.
Currently, Ohio residents pay $40 to take the test. In January, the price of the test will increase to $120.

Citizen Circle to host reunion/open house on Nov. 13

The Athens County Citizen Circle program will host a special event at The Plains Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 13 for all past participants and for anyone who is interested in learning more about the organization.
The reunion/open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and food and drinks will be served.

Oct 7, 2013

Food Stamps benefits to decrease in November

All U.S. residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will see a cut in their benefits in November.

Oct 4, 2013

'What Welfare to work?'

A recent Toledo Blade article examined the Ohio Works First cash assistance program and pointed out that it has been more successful at purging poor people from the rolls than helping them find work.
Click here to read the article.