Effective September 1, 2012, the hours of operation for the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services (OCJFS) will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Job Store will remain open until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.
The OCJFS is responsible for determining eligibility for a variety of public assistance programs, establishing and enforcing child support orders, workforce development services, and investigating reports of abuse or neglect of children or individuals over 60 years of age.
In addition to visiting the office, there are a variety of ways to contact the agency or apply for services. Online applications and reporting for public assistance benefits are available at https://odjfsbenefits.ohio.gov. Application for Child Support Enforcement activities, as well as case information for child support, is available at http://jfs.ohio.gov/Ocs/CustServWebPortalWelcome2.stm. After-hours concerns about child welfare or elder abuse or neglect can be directed to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 419- 734-4404, or in emergencies by dialing 911.
For more information, please contact the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services at 419-898-3688 or 1-800-665-1677.
John Schaffner, Publisher of The Beacon, is pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Lueke as Editor of the publication based in east Ottawa County. She replaces Angie Adair Zam, who recently took another position which will allow her to work from home to be with her young child.
“Donna has a love of the written word and has been active in a number of local organizations for several years, which should be a plus for her,” stated Schaffner. “At the top of her resume she wrote … ‘whatever the job, wherever I am, whenever I can, I love to write’.”
Since 1993, over $65,890.00 has been donated to United Way in Ottawa County by the National Bank of Ohio. NBOH has also had diaper and food drives, and time has been volunteered by NBOH employees.
United Way’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities, to advance the common good. United Way 211 connected 1,262 Ottawa County residents to community resources in 2011.