More than 19 percent of the Auglaize County population, a total of 8,765 seniors, received Social Security benefits in 2012 â€” but Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said they are not getting the benefits they deserve.
â€śBecause of Social Security, Ohioâ€™s poverty rate for seniors is 8 percent,â€ť Brown said Wednesday during a media teleconference call. â€śItâ€™s one of our nationâ€™s best anti-poverty programs and has been for seven decades. Itâ€™s not a hand out, itâ€™s an insurance mechanism.â€ť
Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members approved funding for emergency response agencies to purchase advance warning signs during a regular meeting Wednesday.
The 4-foot square, bright pink signs would warn motorists of emergency scenes ahead to prevent further problems at the location, explained Jim Williams, who chairs the Grants Committee tasked with determining whether or not to allocate funding for the signs.
Looking at the statistics and having talked with foreign companies investing in the Buckeye State, a JobsOhio manager can say with confidence â€” â€śOhio is truly a great place to do business.â€ť
JobsOhio Foreign Direct Investment Manager Mindy McLaughlin addressed more than 100 people at the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council annual meeting Wednesday by examining the numbers and the philosophy behind retaining jobs in and attracting jobs to Ohio from foreign firms.
After explaining that