Department of Job and Family Services

Latest stories

3h
The Youngstown Vindicator
School officials discuss protocol for identifying child abuseSTRUTHERS Yvonne Wilson, diversion officer at Struthers City Schools, said a r
School officials discuss protocol for identifying child abuse
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 3 hours ago
STRUTHERS Yvonne Wilson, diversion officer at Struthers City Schools, said a recent investigation into purported abuse of a kindergartner began with a gut feeling. “It was mother’s intuition that something just wasn’t right,” Wilson said. In the... Read more
3h
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Harrison County Foster Care Program Receives $75K In Additional FundsDepartment of Job and Family Services Director Scott Blackburn hopes an additio
Harrison County Foster Care Program Receives $75K In Additional Funds
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 3 hours ago
Department of Job and Family Services Director Scott Blackburn hopes an additional $75,000 will help rehabilitate the distressed youth. During the county's Wednesday board of commissioners meeting, Commissioners Don Bethel, Dale Norris and William... Read more
18h
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
South Side News & NotesBy Staff WriterGreen seeking finance, law directors GREEN — City of Green offi
South Side News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 18 hours ago
By Staff WriterGreen seeking finance, law directors GREEN — City of Green officials are seeking directors for the finance and law departments. Officials announced Finance Director Larry Rush retired from his position Jan. 31. Tax Administrator... Read more
18h
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
Summit County Council welcomes WaltersBy Ariel Hakim The Cuyahoga Falls native was appointed Feb. 3 by the Democrati
Summit County Council welcomes Walters
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 18 hours ago
By Ariel Hakim The Cuyahoga Falls native was appointed Feb. 3 by the Democratic Central Committee to fill the seat vacated by Sandra Kurt, who resigned last month to become Summit County clerk of courts. Walters, who now lives in Goodyear Heights,... Read more
19h
The Times Leader
Harrison County Commissioners grant $75,000 for foster careCADIZ - In relatively small Harrison County, 24 children are currently displace
Harrison County Commissioners grant $75,000 for foster care
The Times Leader / Posted 19 hours ago
CADIZ - In relatively small Harrison County, 24 children are currently displaced from their parents due to a variety of problems. Department of Job and Family Services Director Scott Blackburn hopes an additional $75,000 will help rehabilitate the... Read more
1d
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
West Side News & NotesBy Staff WriterSeveral county offices moving to new location The recently reno
West Side News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted yesterday
By Staff WriterSeveral county offices moving to new location The recently renovated World War I-era building at 1180 S. Main St. was once part of the Firestone tire and rubber manufacturing campus, and up until a few years ago, the building... Read more
1d
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
Summit County Council welcomes WaltersBy Ariel Hakim The Cuyahoga Falls native was appointed Feb. 3 by the Democrati
Summit County Council welcomes Walters
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted yesterday
By Ariel Hakim The Cuyahoga Falls native was appointed Feb. 3 by the Democratic Central Committee to fill the seat vacated by Sandra Kurt, who resigned last month to become Summit County clerk of courts. Walters, who now lives in Goodyear Heights,... Read more
2d
Salem News
Art exhibit aims to help heal darkness of domestic violence"Even though people experience a lot of pain and brokenness in domestic violenc
Art exhibit aims to help heal darkness of domestic violence
Salem News / Posted 2 days ago
"Even though people experience a lot of pain and brokenness in domestic violence, there is hope and there is healing," Daryl Hersh of Ozer Ministries said. Hersh serves as assistant executive director of the ministry she and her husband John founded... Read more
3d
The Hamilton Journal News
Cincinnati State to open new logistics training center in West...Cincinnati State is opening a new logistics training center in West Chester Twp
Cincinnati State to open new logistics training center in West...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 3 days ago
Cincinnati State is opening a new logistics training center in West Chester Twp. where it will offer certificate and degree programs to feed the region’s growing supply chain industry a pool of credentialed workers. The unique setting off the main... Read more
3d
The Hamilton Journal News
Closing West Chester bakery operations to move to MinnesotaAfter it was acquired in 2015, a West Chester Twp. supplier of cake decorations
Closing West Chester bakery operations to move to Minnesota
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 3 days ago
After it was acquired in 2015, a West Chester Twp. supplier of cake decorations is now being closed in a move that could affect about 119 jobs, according to a notice of the pending layoffs received by the state on Feb. 1. Even though at first fellow... Read more
4d
The Hamilton Journal News
West Chester business closing could affect over 100 jobsBakery Crafts of West Chester Twp. plans to close, a move that could affect the
West Chester business closing could affect over 100 jobs
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 4 days ago
Bakery Crafts of West Chester Twp. plans to close, a move that could affect the jobs of about 119 people, according to a notice of the pending layoffs received by the state on Feb. 1. The facility at 9300 Allen Road will be closed, and operations... Read more
5d
The Youngstown Vindicator
Ohio desires new way to help state’s unemployedCOLUMBUS Last October, Gov. John Kasich sent a letter to the U.S. Department o
Ohio desires new way to help state’s unemployed
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 5 days ago
COLUMBUS Last October, Gov. John Kasich sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeking a waiver to allow Ohio to move forward with a new way to help the state’s unemployed residents. Specifically, the Kasich... Read more
5d
The Youngstown Vindicator
New Ohio jobs initiative targets finding employment for young peopleStaff report COLUMBUS Last October, Gov. John Kasich sent a letter to the U.S
New Ohio jobs initiative targets finding employment for young people
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 5 days ago
Staff report COLUMBUS Last October, Gov. John Kasich sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeking a waiver to allow Ohio to move forward with a new way of helping the state’s unemployed residents. Specifically, the... Read more
5d
The Columbus Dispatch
Older job-seekers touted to Ohio businesses After 25 years of standing on his feet all day, George “Tim” Tannehill couldn
Older job-seekers touted to Ohio businesses
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
After 25 years of standing on his feet all day, George “Tim” Tannehill couldn’t take the back pain from spinal stenosis any longer and left his job, even though he was just 58 years old. Then, in 2008,... Read more
6d
The Hamilton Journal News
Attitude more important than job skills for hiring employersIn today’s tightening job market, job skills aren’t always the most important f
Attitude more important than job skills for hiring employers
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 6 days ago
In today’s tightening job market, job skills aren’t always the most important factor for being hired, say the employers making the hiring decisions. Desperate for quality workers, recruiters say businesses will train new hires to complete tasks if... Read more
7d
FOX 8 Cleveland
Authorities discover 2-old in apartment with active meth labMEDINA, Ohio — Two people were arrested after a two-year-old child was found in
Authorities discover 2-old in apartment with active meth lab
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 7 days ago
MEDINA, Ohio — Two people were arrested after a two-year-old child was found in an apartment with an active meth lab in Medina this week. According to a post on the Medina County Drug Task Force Facebook page, police found the meth lab in an... Read more
7d
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
County capital improvements rolled outBy Ariel Hakim Summit County Council’s Finance Committee Feb. 1 took a first l
County capital improvements rolled out
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 7 days ago
By Ariel Hakim Summit County Council’s Finance Committee Feb. 1 took a first look at legislation to appropriate $7.6 million for projects in the 2016 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The entire 2016 CIP comes to $51.3 million for all projects, while... Read more
8d
The Toledo Blade
Toledo company accused of stealing millions via government job-training contractPublished: Thursday, 2/4/2016 - Updated: 49 seconds ago A Toledo company tha
Toledo company accused of stealing millions via government job-training contract
The Toledo Blade / Posted 8 days ago
Published: Thursday, 2/4/2016 - Updated: 49 seconds ago A Toledo company that was under contract to provide job training and four of its principals and employees have... Read more
8d
The Medina County Gazette
Ohio unemployment rate ticks up slightly in December — The Medina County GazetteCOLUMBUS — The state’s unemployment rate was up in December compared to the pre
Ohio unemployment rate ticks up slightly in December — The Medina County Gazette
The Medina County Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
COLUMBUS — The state’s unemployment rate was up in December compared to the previous month even as the number of jobs in Ohio increased. An Ohio Department of Job and Family Services release says Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December... Read more
12d
Springfield News-Sun
Former Moyno workers granted benefits for retrainingNational Oilwell Varco employees may qualify for additional benefits under a fe
Former Moyno workers granted benefits for retraining
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 12 days ago
National Oilwell Varco employees may qualify for additional benefits under a federal program designed for workers whose jobs are lost or threatened because of trade-related circumstances, local officials said this week. The company, known locally as... Read more
14d
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
South Side News & NotesBy Staff WriterCity of Green looking for two new members for Living Green Task
South Side News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 14 days ago
By Staff WriterCity of Green looking for two new members for Living Green Task Force GREEN — Green Mayor Gerard Neugebauer is accepting letters of interest from residents and members of the business and nonprofit communities interested in being part... Read more
15d
The Youngstown Vindicator
Flurry of activity paving the way for start of Oakhill criminal caseWith the Oakhill Renaissance Place criminal-corruption case set to start Feb. 2
Flurry of activity paving the way for start of Oakhill criminal case
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 15 days ago
With the Oakhill Renaissance Place criminal-corruption case set to start Feb. 29, the number of court filings are increasing. Judge Janet R. Burnside of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, who is overseeing the trial, has already ruled a few times... Read more
6 related stories
15d
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
West Side News & NotesBy Staff WriterRJRD hosting public meeting, hike RICHFIELD — The Richfield Joi
West Side News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 15 days ago
By Staff WriterRJRD hosting public meeting, hike RICHFIELD — The Richfield Joint Recreation District (RJRD) will hold a public stakeholder meeting on plans for the Crowell Hilaka property Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Town Hall, 4410 W.... Read more
15d
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
County Council sets committee assignmentsBy Ariel Hakim Technically, Council is down just one member, since Sandra Kurt
County Council sets committee assignments
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 15 days ago
By Ariel Hakim Technically, Council is down just one member, since Sandra Kurt (D-at large) resigned from her seat to take a job as Summit County clerk of courts earlier this month. The Democratic Central Committee is expected to appoint her... Read more
17d
Tribune Chronicle
Jobless rate up in Warren areaWARREN - Area jobless rates in December were higher compared to the same time i
Jobless rate up in Warren area
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
WARREN - Area jobless rates in December were higher compared to the same time in 2015. The increase is attributed by state officials to the growth in the labor force and employer cutbacks. In Trumbull and Mahoning counties, the unemployment rate was... Read more
2 related stories
17d
The Youngstown Vindicator
Valley’s unemployment rate up 1.7% in DecemberYOUNGSTOWN The December jobless rate for the Mahoning Valley jumped to 7.3 per
Valley’s unemployment rate up 1.7% in December
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 17 days ago
YOUNGSTOWN The December jobless rate for the Mahoning Valley jumped to 7.3 percent from 5.6 reported in December 2014. The area has been hit with plant closure after plant closure lately, but that doesn’t mean the region’s economy is going... Read more
2 related stories
17d
Lisbon Morning Journal
Jobless rate takes another jumpThe county's unemployment rate increased from 5.8 percent in November to 6.5 pe
Jobless rate takes another jump
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 17 days ago
The county's unemployment rate increased from 5.8 percent in November to 6.5 percent last month, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. This was the highest single-month increase since January 2015,... Read more
17d
The Youngstown Vindicator
Valley's unemployment rate up, but not from economics, economist saysYOUNGSTOWN The December jobless rate for the Mahoning Valley jumped to 7.3 per
Valley's unemployment rate up, but not from economics, economist says
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 17 days ago
YOUNGSTOWN The December jobless rate for the Mahoning Valley jumped to 7.3 percent from 5.6 reported in December 2014. The area has been hit with plant closure after plant closure lately, but that doesn’t mean the region’s economy is going... Read more
17d
The Hamilton Journal News
Butler County unemployment averaged 4.5% in 2015Full-year 2015 estimates for unemployment and job growth of Butler County resid
Butler County unemployment averaged 4.5% in 2015
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 17 days ago
Full-year 2015 estimates for unemployment and job growth of Butler County residents were released Tuesday, and the dust settled at an average 4.5 percent unemployment rate across the county last year, according to Ohio Department of Job and Family... Read more
17d
The Youngstown Vindicator
Mahoning Valley’s unemployment rate spikes up to 7.3 percent in DecemberYOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley’s local unemployment rate in December spiked u
Mahoning Valley’s unemployment rate spikes up to 7.3 percent in December
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 17 days ago
YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley’s local unemployment rate in December spiked up to 7.3 percent from a rate of 5.6 percent reported in December 2014. The non-seasonally adjusted figures for December, and for the year, were released today by the Ohio... Read more
2 related stories
17d
Springfield News-Sun
Clark County jobless rate up | Springfield OH newsClark County’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in December, according to s
Clark County jobless rate up | Springfield OH news
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 17 days ago
Clark County’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in December, according to state figures released today. A monthly report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shows Clark County’s unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent compared to... Read more
18d
The Youngstown Vindicator
Attorneys for two Oakhill defendants want access to a sealed Cafaro caseDefendants claim files deal with grand jury testimony, jurisdiction YOUNGSTOWN
Attorneys for two Oakhill defendants want access to a sealed Cafaro case
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 18 days ago
Defendants claim files deal with grand jury testimony, jurisdiction YOUNGSTOWN Attorneys for two of the Oakhill Renaissance Place criminal-corruption case’s defendants filed a motion seeking access to a sealed case connected to their clients in the... Read more
18d
Salem News
ON THE CALENDAR THIS WEEKCOLUMBIANA Columbiana Exempted Village Schools Board of Education, 6 p.m., con
ON THE CALENDAR THIS WEEK
Salem News / Posted 18 days ago
COLUMBIANA Columbiana Exempted Village Schools Board of Education, 6 p.m., conference room. Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce, business showcase, 5:30 p.m., Lisbon Veterinary Clinic, 8100 Race Road, Lisbon. EAST LIVERPOOL Broken Branch Support... Read more
15 related stories
18d
The Columbus Dispatch
Prison inmate continued tax fraud in halfway house Plenty of people end up in federal court accused of trying to cheat the tax m
Prison inmate continued tax fraud in halfway house
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
Plenty of people end up in federal court accused of trying to cheat the tax man. What stands out about Malek Aliane is that he did it while serving time in an Arkansas prison — for fraud — and... Read more
19d
Salem News
ON THE CALENDAR THIS WEEKCOLUMBIANA TOPS 720, Presbyterian Church, weigh-ins, 9-9:35 a.m.; 330-482-5946
ON THE CALENDAR THIS WEEK
Salem News / Posted 19 days ago
COLUMBIANA TOPS 720, Presbyterian Church, weigh-ins, 9-9:35 a.m.; 330-482-5946. EAST PALESTINE East Palestine Council meeting, 7 p.m., 85 N. Market St. Development Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. LEETONIA World War II Study Group meeting, 6-7 p.m.,... Read more
15 related stories
20d
Salem News
ON THE CALENDAR THIS WEEKBERLIN CENTER Polar Bear Plunge, 3 p.m., Shilling Mill Tavern, 17542 Shilling
ON THE CALENDAR THIS WEEK
Salem News / Posted 20 days ago
BERLIN CENTER Polar Bear Plunge, 3 p.m., Shilling Mill Tavern, 17542 Shilling Road; registration begins at 2 p.m.; fundraiser for Noah's Lost Ark Exotic Animal Rescue Center; $20 for ages 21 and up; $15 for spectators. COLUMBIANA Chili cookoff,... Read more
15 related stories
21d
Salem News
ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIESSALEM - Goshen Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday a
ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES
Salem News / Posted 21 days ago
SALEM - Goshen Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the township administration building, 14003 W. South Range Road. Items on the agenda include road department personnel issues, executive session and any other issues... Read more
21d
Lisbon Morning Journal
Ohio's December unemployment rate increases to 4.7 percentCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's unemployment rate was up in December compared
Ohio's December unemployment rate increases to 4.7 percent
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 21 days ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's unemployment rate was up in December compared to the previous month even as the number of jobs in Ohio increased. An Ohio Department of Job and Family Services release says Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.7 percent... Read more
3 related stories
21d
WFMJ Youngstown
Ohio's December unemployment rate increases to 4.7 percentThe state's unemployment rate was up in December compared to the previous month
Ohio's December unemployment rate increases to 4.7 percent
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 21 days ago
The state's unemployment rate was up in December compared to the previous month even as the number of jobs in Ohio increased. An Ohio Department of Job and Family Services release says Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December 2015. That... Read more
3 related stories
21d
The Marietta Times
Ohio's December unemployment rate increases to 4.7 percentCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's unemployment rate was up in December compared
Ohio's December unemployment rate increases to 4.7 percent
The Marietta Times / Posted 21 days ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's unemployment rate was up in December compared to the previous month even as the number of jobs in Ohio increased. An Ohio Department of Job and Family Services release says Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.7 percent... Read more
3 related stories
21d
The Hamilton Journal News
Ohio gains 15K jobs in DecemberOhio’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.7 percent last month from 4.5 percent in
Ohio gains 15K jobs in December
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 21 days ago
Ohio’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.7 percent last month from 4.5 percent in the previous month even as employers statewide added 15,200 jobs, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. Ohio’s December unemployment rate... Read more
2 related stories
21d
Springfield News-Sun
Ohio gains 15K jobs in DecemberOhio’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.7 percent last month from 4.5 percent in
Ohio gains 15K jobs in December
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 21 days ago
Ohio’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.7 percent last month from 4.5 percent in the previous month even as employers statewide added 15,200 jobs, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. Ohio’s December unemployment rate... Read more
2 related stories
21d
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
South Side News & NotesBy Staff WriterKurt named Summit County Clerk of Courts DOWNTOWN AKRON — Sandr
South Side News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 21 days ago
By Staff WriterKurt named Summit County Clerk of Courts DOWNTOWN AKRON — Sandra Kurt was named Summit County Clerk of Courts Jan. 14 at a meeting of the Summit County Democratic Central Committee. Kurt, 54, of Akron, was sworn in that night to take... Read more
2 related stories
21d
WOWK-TV West Virginia
Ohio's December unemployment rate, jobs data due for releaseCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials are set to unveil Ohio's unemployment rat
Ohio's December unemployment rate, jobs data due for release
WOWK-TV West Virginia / Posted 21 days ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials are set to unveil Ohio's unemployment rate and other jobs data for the final month of 2015. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said the December labor force data would be released Friday. Ohio's... Read more
21d
Your Hometown Lima Stations
Ohio's December unemployment rate, jobs data due for releaseCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials are set to unveil Ohio's unemployment rat
Ohio's December unemployment rate, jobs data due for release
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 21 days ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials are set to unveil Ohio's unemployment rate and other jobs data for the final month of 2015. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said the December labor force data would be released Friday. Ohio's... Read more
22d
Springfield News-Sun
Springfield and Warder LibraryTutor Randy Bailey watched as the third-grade boy arriving a few minutes late f
Springfield and Warder Library
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 22 days ago
Tutor Randy Bailey watched as the third-grade boy arriving a few minutes late for his session at the Clark County Literacy Center began to peel off layer after layer of winter clothing. The night was bitterly cold, around 10 degrees, a few inches of... Read more
28d
The Columbus Dispatch
Jobless claims hit lowest since 1973A stronger economy and fewer layoffs mean the number of applications for unempl
Jobless claims hit lowest since 1973
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
A stronger economy and fewer layoffs mean the number of applications for unemployment benefits is down — way down. The total for last year was 421,790, the fewest of any year since 1973, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.... Read more
10 related stories
29d
Tribune Chronicle
Jobless claims lowest since 1973The Columbus Dispatch reports just under 422,000 applications for benefits were
Jobless claims lowest since 1973
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
The Columbus Dispatch reports just under 422,000 applications for benefits were filed in 2015 as the state's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade. Benefits claims have trended lower since 2009, when there were nearly... Read more
10 related stories
29d
Tribune Chronicle
Warren Steel closing permanentIn a federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notification,
Warren Steel closing permanent
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
In a federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notification, the company this week informed the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services that last week's shutdown of the Mahoning Avenue plant was expected to be permanent. The... Read more
3 related stories
29d
Lisbon Morning Journal
Ohio sees fewest unemployment benefits claims in decadesCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New state data shows the number of unemployment benefits
Ohio sees fewest unemployment benefits claims in decades
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 29 days ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New state data shows the number of unemployment benefits claims filed in Ohio last year was the lowest since 1973. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1W9GE7x ) reports just under 422,000 applications for benefits were filed... Read more
10 related stories
More

People in this news