Hamilton County residents with questions about their child support cases can access the information through a new online portal.
The new portal provides up-to-date, case-specific information, such as address, employment, health insurance, payment history and financial history, along with answers to frequently asked questions. Consumers can access the portal at https://childsupport.ohio.gov or by visiting www.hcjfs.org.
Hamilton County has about 90,000 child support cases. Considering each has a mother and father and at least one child, more than one third of the county’s 800,000 residents are involved in a child support case. Those consumers will no longer have to call, which should reduce time and costs, as well as provide them with instant answers to common questions and issues.
“Child Support is our largest program and we are extremely happy to offer a service that makes information only a mouse click away for so many Hamilton County residents,” said Moira Weir, director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. “The state is working on further improvements that will eventually allow consumers to make changes to their cases online.”
About Hamilton County Job and Family Services
Hamilton County Job and Family Services administers federal, state and local programs for those in need. The Department helps with local child protection, elderly protection, child care, child support enforcement, workforce development, cash assistance, food assistance and Medicaid disbursement. Servicing Hamilton County since 1947, the Department helps hundreds of thousands each year and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, an international, independent, not-for-profit child and family service accrediting organization.
This week the LIFE food pantry needs dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, or general cleaning supplies.
The pantry supplies our clients with groceries, soap, paper products, etc to take home for use. We do not do any cooking for the clients at the pantry. Clients may come once a month and are given a week's worth of groceries.
Thank you for supporting the LIFE food pantry, located at 101 South Lebanon Rd, Loveland.
The Drug Free Action Alliance has awarded $2,000 to the Coalition for a Drug-Free Clermont County to impact underage drinking through the Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking® program. The Coalition is one of only 22 organizations selected from across Ohio to receive the grant, designed to reduce the number of parent-hosted teen alcohol parties. The Coalition for a Drug-Free Clermont County has been working in partnership with the community for over 20 years promoting drug-free environments for youth, and providing education about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. The grant monies will be used to increase alcohol and drug abuse awareness/education during the high school graduation/prom season in the spring.
TheParents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking program was developed by Drug Free Action Alliance and is being replicated internationally. With Program Honorary Chair Clark Kellogg (CBS college basketball commentator and former NBA superstar) at the helm, the nationally recognized program educates parents about the health and safety risks associated with allowing underage drinking, and to increase awareness of and compliance with Ohio’s underage drinking laws.
The grant funding for Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking is available with support from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. For more information on Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking, visit the website www.DrugFreeActionAlliance.org.
The president’s State of the Union address on January 24 gave me an opportunity to remind him of the plight of the people of Pike County, which has the highest unemployment rate in Ohio at 14.3 percent. The national unemployment rate is 8.5 percent.
As he passed me on his way to the podium in the House Chamber, I urged the president to please keep working to help private industry create jobs through the American Centrifuge project.
“You know we will,” he said.
The project would support creating nearly 4,000 jobs in Ohio.
Jobs are one of my top priorities, but this project is also important to our national defense. The American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon would provide the uranium needed to supply tritium, which is a key component of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and must be replenished regularly.
The project is also extremely important to U.S. efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons. If we are to persuade other nations to not enrich uranium, we must be able to provide it in a way limited to peaceful purposes.
The American Centrifuge project would utilize the only U.S.-developed and owned uranium enrichment technology. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I cringe at the notion that we might end up dependent on some other country to supply us. It could handcuff our foreign policy, weaken our military posture, and put at risk American business interests worldwide.
The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed a $300 million research, development, and demonstration program that could lead to a loan guarantee needed to bring this technology to fruition.
Right now, the entire country is worried about jobs and the economy. Everyone, it seems, knows someone who has been laid off, had work hours cut, lost their home, or is thinking about filing for bankruptcy.
This reminds me of the state that our Union was in 32 years ago, when Ronald Reagan was running for the presidency. At that time, our economy was in the tank from high unemployment, runaway inflation, and interest rates that nobody could afford.
People back then wondered whether the country was in a recession or had slipped into a depression. Reagan crystallized an answer in just a handful of words: “A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours.”
As President Obama was leaving after his speech, he passed by me again.
Don’t forget about those jobs in Southern Ohio, I said.
It turns out that, despite the joke, spilled milk actually can be a problem in Ohio.
Over the past five years, the state Environmental Protection Agency has received 33 reports of large milk spills or discharges that involve dairies, dairy farms or trucking companies. Seven counties have reported two spills each. Read on at Columbus Dispatch...
Secretary of State Jon Husted is calling on Republican lawmakers to repeal the controversial elections bill they passed last year and head off a referendum that would coincide with the 2012 presidential election. Read on at Columbus Dispatch...
It was like receiving missing pieces to an ongoing puzzle.
-Pastor Lisa Kerwin
by David Miller
Mitchell Schnure died by suicide last year. Ann Schnure said her son was suffering in silence with anxiety, depression, and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), which was not diagnosed until his junior year of college. “When we discovered he had ADD it didn't seem possible as he had never had any ‘behavior’ issues.” She said that she and her husband realized that they didn't really know anything factual about ADD or the level of anxiety that Mitchell had.
Rev. Lisa Kerwin has her own story. Kerwin was Mitchell Schnure’s Pastor at Epiphany United Methodist Church. Ann Schnure and her husband Bill, also attend Epiphany. Kerwin’s son was recently diagnosed at age 31 with “depression and panic.” She said that her family had to get educated quickly. “I learned so much. It was like receiving missing pieces to an ongoing puzzle. I learned how best to help our son, and most importantly learned how to understand and love him just as he is."
The Schnures and Kerwin have helped organize a Mental Illness Seminar that will be held at the church on Sunday, January 29 at 6 PM. Epiphany is located at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road in Miami Township next to the Oasis Golf Club.
Kerwin said that the seminar will present important information about mental illness, “That helps us to gain understanding that can lead to healing for others.” Another important element of the seminar is to strive to lift the stigma of mental illness. The program is for adults and youth. “It is not appropriate for young children, but we will have childcare,” said Kerwin. It is for those that suffer from a mental illness, depression, or anxiety, and for family, friends and loved ones of those who struggle.
Ann Schnure will open the evening by sharing her family's experience. She said that Mitchell worked so hard to hide his mental issues that it made him exhausted. “He felt that he was somehow defective and different than everyone else and he was at fault for being this way. Unfortunately, he died by suicide because he did not want to burden others with his problems and issues.”
After Epiphany member Andrew Lynch died by suicide in October of 2010, Epiphany used funds from his “Memorial Giving” to start a suicide awareness group. With the blessings of Andrew’s parents, Heather and Joe Lynch they chose the name ASAP - Andrew’s Suicide and Prevention. It is a ministry to explore ways the Church can address mental health and suicide prevention.
Joe Lynch said, “Andrew did not have any diagnosed mental illness; however, as we learned more about the link between most suicides and mental illness over the last 15 months, we have wondered if there was a possible missed diagnosis.” That is the message Joe Lynch sends when he says he strongly encourages all parents to take the time to learn the warning signs and what to watch for. “I do not want another family to experience what we have."
Kerwin said that having a proper understanding and perspective about mental illness will help everyone because we will all at some point in our lives be connected to someone, family, friends, coworkers, or employees, that struggle with a mental illness.
Dr. Sergio Delgado, Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati, will also be a guest speaker. His expertise is in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders.
Delgado will give an overall presentation about mental illness; what it is, who suffers from it, how one might discern the signs, and how a person might help another with a mental illness.
Kerwin said she asked Dr Delgado to speak because her contacts with suicide prevention and mental health agencies said, "He's the guy you want."
Amidst her still raw pain and a broken heart, Ann Schnure says that she wants to
share what she has learned so far in her journey. She has learned that mental illness is no different than having a physical illness and it requires treatment, patience, and usually medication. Her advice is that the best progress will occur when the loved one is surrounded by kind accepting people. She thinks people will find this at Epiphany’s Mental Illness Seminar.
Kerwin echoes Schnure’s gained wisdom as she remains vigilant about her own son’s health. “I learned how best to help my son, and most importantly learned how to understand and love him just as he is."
For more information, you can call Epiphany at 677-9866 or send an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kerwin can also be reached at email@example.com.
Loveland, Ohio - This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO is game highlights of the Loveland Boys Varsity 45-44 overtime win against the Kings Knights on January 20, and Ricky Mulvey's Jarvis Global Investments Post-Game Report.
The Clermont County General Health District will accept applications from county homeowners for the repair or replacement of failing household sewage disposal systems between January 25 and February 24, 2012; grant funding is also available to connect eligible homes to public sewers.
The grant funding for the program is available through Community Development Block Grants and the Water Pollution Control Federation. Eligible homes must be owner occupied and applicants must meet income and asset requirements. All property taxes and inspection fees must be current; there can be no judgments against the property.
For additional information about funding for septic system rehabilitation, call Donna with the Clermont County General Health District at 732-7601 or visit the website www.ClermontHealthDistrict.org
Last night I joined millions of my fellow Americans in watching President Obama's State of the Union Address. much of the speech deserves our applause and appreciation.
I am proud to join the President in honoring the SEALs who took down Osama Bin Laden and just yesterday saved an American hostage. Their incredible strength and resolve to protect this nation make us all proud to be Americans. Indeed, all of our fighting men and women, along with all military veterans deserve our utmost gratitude. Along with our Commander-in-Chief, I am honored to thank each and every one of them for their service to us all.
Moreover, the President twice specifically mentioned the importance of bringing jobs and manufacturing back to Ohio. I could not agree more. We in the Second District, having the state's highest unemployment rate, must work together to bring jobs back to Southern Ohio. The best way to do this is by strategically encouraging the private sector in ways that are prudent and fiscally responsible.
But job growth is only one side of the economic problem. In order to have an economy that works for all Americans, we must have a taxation system that works for all Americans. This means fair taxation for Main Street Ohioans. I strongly support the "Buffet Rule" that would require all millionaires to pay a tax rate of at least 30%, rather than the rate of some wealthy individuals who pay less than 15%. I hope these revenues are used to decrease the tax burden of the middle class, to reduce our national debt, and to fund worthwhile job creation initiatives. However our problems cannot be solved by raising revenues alone. Congress must aggressively cut spending and reduce government intervention in many areas to ensure the fiscal security of our nation.
Finally I want to address the critical issue of energy reform. Production of American energy has been a hallmark of Southern Ohio for generations. After an economic downturn and the collapse of Southern Ohio's energy production infrastructure, we must restore the integrity of this vital industry in our region.
My specific energy production plan for this region will soon be released here. We cannot do so by throwing good money after bad but by fundamentally reengineering the way in which we encourage energy production. This must include education, innovation, and stimulation of our power producing entities. Our president was right in saying that these are neither Republican problems nor Democratic problems but American problems. And we must find solutions that are neither Republican nor Democratic but American.
I look forward to working with you as your Congressman and throughout this campaign to accomplish these truly critical goals. Please visit my campaign website and consider showing your support.
Yours in Solidarity,
On December 30th David Krikorian filed petitions to run for U.S. Representative for Ohio’s second congressional district. David has run previously as an Independent and Democrat and will seek the Democratic Party nomination in the March 6, 2012 primary election.
(Editor's Note: This letter was sent to Loveland Middle School Principal, Chris Burke by parent, Jeff Reese.)
Dear Mr. Burke,
It would be great if you could make an announcement about the Orange Team’s victory over rival Kings 8th grade team last night. The team beat Kings 33-32 in overtime as Drew Austin banked in a three-point shot at the buzzer. Disney couldn’t have written a better script!
This has been Jonathan Reese’s second year on the Orange Team, and our family has been very impressed with the job coach Stan McCoy does to teach teamwork, good sportsmanship, and basketball to the boys. The progress this year’s team made between the first game when they got blown out by Hamilton County Math and Science to last night’s finale has been incredible. The method that he uses to divide the squad into three even units and give each team and each person equal playing time is commendable and truly makes it so each person (17 of them this year) is an integral part of the team’s success. It must have been tempting in overtime of the final game to put his best five players on the court to secure victory, but coach McCoy played each of the 3 squads for one minute of the three-minute OT.
I realize that the Orange Team doesn’t get as much publicity as the 8th grade and 7th grade A teams, but Coach McCoy’s program is an incredible asset for your school.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.