A federal report says Ohio hasn't always met its own requirements for annual, unannounced inspections of day care centers and could do more comprehensive background checks for employees.
The report today from the watchdog arm of the Department of Health and Human Services looks at monitoring of licensed providers that get subsidies to care for low-income children through the Child Care and Development Fund.
It analyzed 125 of Ohio's more than 13,000 care providers for the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years. It found some required inspections were missed.
In warm late autumns, garlic mustard has grown four or five inches tall, its leaves wide and bright. Chickweed has come back all along the paths, and cress has revived in the pools and streams. Skunk cabbage has pushed up all over the swamp, some plants even opening a little. The low sun sets the new plants glowing like they glow in April. At the river’s edge, the water is rippled blue, black, green, and brown, bare tree branches tangled in reflections.
A new study says about 544 thousand Ohioans will be eligible for tax credits under the federal health care law if they purchase coverage through the new health insurance marketplaces.
The state-by-state analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that only seven states have more residents eligible for tax credits than Ohio. Texas tops the list with 2 million. Nationally, an estimated 17 million people could get the credits.
Miami Valley voters will decide on a slew of tax levies for schools Tuesday. Across the Miami Valley, opponents of levies, especially new or additional ones, are saying they can’t take on extra property taxes. On the flip side, many school districts say they’ll have to cut programs, limit busing, or lay off staff to make slimmed-down budgets work. Read about some of the issues here.
Author Wendell Berry speaks with Antioch College students the day after being awarded the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize ceremony.
Kentucky-based writer Wendell Berry was honored as the 2013 winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award as part of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize at a ceremony last night at the Schuster Center. Other honorees included Adam Johnson in fiction for The Orphan Master's Son and Andrew Solomon in nonfiction for Far From the Tree. Berry was presented his award by last year's honoree, Tim O'Brien.