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Child Support

Clifton "Sonny" Montgomery recently reinstated his suspended driver's license with the help of a specialized Dayton legal clinic.
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A Cleveland investigation last year found driver's license suspensions disproportionately affect Ohio’s poorest communities.

Bureau of Motor Vehicles data collected by WYSO show the number of driver's license suspensions is on the rise in Montgomery County. Many are for non-driving related offenses.

A statewide effort to collect more child support from parents is seeing mixed results from county to county in Ohio.

Child-support experts tell The Columbus Dispatch that the main reason is funding.

They say the number of cases each child-support caseworker deals with varies by county because of funding from each county.

Around the state, Geauga and Delaware counties each collected over 80 percent of the child-support money owed in the last fiscal year.

The statewide average was 66 percent.