Month: July 2022
Come Visit ODVS at the Ohio State Fair on Sunday, July 31
Columbus — Members of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS) staff, including leadership, will be on hand at the Ohio State Fair on Sunday, July 31 to recognize Veterans & Military Day and to provide information to former service members and their families.… Read full story
Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today signed Executive Order 2022-13D, a measure to amend the regulatory rules to streamline and remove barriers to training for nurse aides.
Justice Department and HHS Issue Guidance on Nondiscrimination in Telehealth the Week of the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
As we commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are partnering to publish guidance on the protections in federal nondiscrimination laws, including the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, requiring that telehealth be accessible to people with disabilities and limited English proficient persons.
HopeNow Furniture Bank Celebrates “Stock the Shelves”
HopeNow Furniture Bank is celebrating the community response to their “Stock the Shelves” pilot project to enhance the services provided to needy clients.
Rev. Mearle Griffith, HopeNow Executive Director, said the “Stock the Shelves” pilot project began in February, seeking philanthropic support to purchase needed items when the organization’s normal donation process didn’t yield sufficient supply of items needed for clients.… Read full story
Brown: Crypto Risks and Scams Put Americans’ Money at Risk
WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 28, 2022 – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, delivered the following opening statement at today’s hearing entitled “Protecting Investors and Savers: Understanding Scams and Risks in Crypto and Securities Markets.”… Read full story
Biden-Harris Administration Secures 66 Million Doses of Moderna’s Variant-Specific COVID-19 Vaccine Booster for Potential Use in Fall and Winter 2022
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), today announced an agreement to purchase 66 million doses of Moderna’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster candidate for potential use in the fall and winter.
BBB Scam Alert: Airfare Scams are Cashing in on Canceled Flights
Airline travel is back in full swing, but scammers are taking advantage of increased flight cancellations with a new con. BBB Scam Tracker has received multiple reports of scammers creating fake airline ticket booking sites or customer service numbers to charge travelers for rescheduling fake flights.
Brown, Boozman Introduce Legislation to Ensure Veterans’ Beneficiaries Receive Timely Life Insurance Benefits
Over $155 Million Was Owed to Veterans’ Families and Beneficiaries as of September 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 28, 2022 – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Faster Payments to Veterans’ Survivors Act of 2022 which will ensure veterans’ surviving family members or beneficiaries will receive the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits their loved ones earned through their service to our country in a timely fashion.… Read full story
Ohio Writers Series: Joey Kim and Ayendy Bonifacio
The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County has a special treat lined up for patrons on Tuesday, August 9, when it welcomes Toledo, Ohio based poets Joey Kim and Ayendy Bonifacio. This event is part of the ongoing Ohio Writers Series at the Main Library, and like other events it includes readings by the authors, delicious mocktails, and an audience Q & A.… Read full story