Governor DeWine Announces Plans for Development of Ohio School Safety Center to Help Prevent School Violence

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that he issued an executive order creating a specialized division of Ohio Homeland Security (OHS) devoted exclusively to the safety of Ohio’s students and schools.

As the new comprehensive, statewide office in Ohio focused exclusively on enhancing the safety of our schools, the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC), will assist local schools and law enforcement in preventing, preparing for, and responding to threats and acts of violence, including self-harm, through a holistic, solutions-based approach to improving school safety.Read full story

National Senior Citizens Day

On August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the achievements of the more mature representatives of our nation. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives.

According to the 2017 census, 47 million seniors live in the United States.… Read full story

Back-to-School Vouchers Available

Interchurch Social Services will again offer back-to-school clothing vouchers to eligible Knox County residents.  To be eligible, households must include children under the age of 18 and household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.  In order to receive vouchers, families must provide picture ID’s for all adults in the household, proof of residency, (a current utility bill is suggested), birth dates and social security numbers for every member of the household – NO EXCEPTIONS!Read full story

Brown Blasts Trump Regulators for Rolling Back Volcker Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – is blasting the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for giving another gift to Wall Street megabanks by voting to roll back the Volcker Rule.… Read full story

Attorney General Yost Announces Significant Jump in Funding to Ohio’s Rape Crisis Centers

Map 2(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Grant award documents are being sent today to 32 rape crisis centers and agencies statewide from the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, providing a total of $4.16 million in grant funding to those organizations.

The $4.16 million nearly triples the $1.43 million awarded in each of the past three years.Read full story