MCCS Selected in the Statewide Expansion of Differential Response Program

Guest Column was submitted by Anna Tinnerello, Intake/Assessment Supervisor at Marion County Children Services. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has selected Marion County Children Services in the 2012 expansion of Ohio’s Differential Response Program. Based on the results of a successful Supreme Court of Ohio and ODJFS pilot project, the recently […]

Thank You for Your Support

Guest Column written by Pam Stone, Executive Director of United Way of Marion County The United Way of Marion County believes that we all win when everyone in our community thrives. It’s up to all of us to work together to ensure that youth start and graduate from school on time, families have the tools […]

Getting Ohioans Back to Work

Guest Column written by State Representative Jeff McClain The last year has been a busy one in the state legislature, but I am confident that the long hours are yielding positive results. From the beginning of the 129th General Assembly, House Republicans have been committed to reassessing the government’s role in the private sector in […]

You Don’t Have to be Perfect to be the Perfect Parent

Guest Column written by Jodi Fidler, Foster and Adoptive Parent with Marion County Children Services I’m going to begin my letter with a true story that may leave you wondering what this has to do with November being Adoption Awareness Month. Hopefully by the time I close, it will come together. This past spring, my […]

Students, Community Applauded for Make a Difference Day

Guest Column written by Pam Stone, Executive Director of United Way of Marion County To all of the 220-plus Tri-Rivers students and staff who participated in the 2011 Make A Difference Day: First, let me thank you for serving our community through 17 different projects. That is a most significant accomplishment, and you should all […]

Grace on Fire

The Bible says to “Train up a child in the way he/she should go, even when old they will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:15) How often this passage has been misused to control, conform and confine children to the dictates of those over them. In a youth culture that has gone perverse and promiscuously […]

Ohioans Should Have the Freedom to Determine Fate of Job-Killing Health Care Mandates

Column submitted by Rep. Jeff McClain State Representative Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) today expressed disappointment that despite unanimous support from the House Republican Caucus, the Ohio House failed to pass Senate Joint Resolution 1, which would propose an amendment to the Ohio Constitution to preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care and […]