A recent U.S. Census Bureau report shows one in three children nationwide grow up in a fatherless home. A local organization in Clark County helps local men become better fathers. The organization has just received a new grant that will help the group called Urban Light Ministries serve more people.
The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood awarded Urban Light Ministries a four-year, $420,000 grant to partner with the Ohio Job & Family Services to offer fatherhood programs in Clark, Montgomery and Greene Counties.
Only six awards were given to agencies around the state.
The state's declining unemployment rate will soon trigger a decrease in the amount of federal unemployment compensation available to Ohioans.
The number of weeks of unemployment compensation available depends on the state's unemployment rate, which averaged less than 7 percent in September, October and November. That means the maximum amount of compensation available, including state unemployment compensation, will drop from 63 weeks to 54 weeks on Jan. 12
Ohio's unemployment rate is continuing to inch downward.
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said Friday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 6.8 percent. That's down from 6.9 percent in October and 7.1 percent in September.
It's the lowest since an identical 6.8-percent rate in August 2008.
The state has said Ohio's economy and its job market are getting stronger, though the process is slow.
Ohio's unemployment rate has remained about a full percentage point below the U.S. rate.
Thousands of Ohio food stamp users are getting some good news --- their monthly food stamp allotment WON’T be cut as severely as earlier planned. Ben Johnson of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services explains.