Help available for water bills
The Ohio Department of Development and Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission will help income-eligible Ohioans with water and wastewater assistance. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying water and wastewater bills.
The program runs now through Sept. 30. To apply, clients are required to contact Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission at 740-397-1039. To be eligible for the LIHWAP program, clients need to be at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Clients need to bring copies of the following documents to their appointment:
- Copies of their most recent water/wastewater bills
- A list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each member
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members
- Proof of disability (if applicable)
For more information about the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, contact Ohio Heartland Community Action at 740-387-1039 or contact your local energy assistance provider at 800-282-0880 (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance) or visit energyhelp.ohio.gov.
Marion Township holds reorganizes for 2022
Marion Township held its reorganization meeting on Dec. 30 and selected the following officers: Chair Karen McCleary; Co-Chair Larry Ballinger; and Trustee Ben Creasap. Ron Phillips is the road foreman and Ben Meddles is the fire chief. Zoning Inspector Mark McCleary can be reached at 740-225-9078.
Regular meetings for Marion Township will be held at 5:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. All meetings are held at the Marion Township Hall, 1228 E. Fairground St.
The 2021 financial report is now available for public inspection. Contact Fiscal Officer Sheila Perin at 740-272-1383.
Local lawmaker to co-host Human Trafficking Awareness Summit
TOLEDO – State Rep. Tracy Richardson (R-Marysville) is one of the co-hosts of the 13th annual Human Trafficking Awareness Summit, which will take place virtually on March 4.
Since 2010, the Human Trafficking Awareness Summit has brought together survivors, advocates and organizations from throughout the state who work to eradicate human trafficking. During the day, experts will cover the role law enforcement, health care and social services play in the fight against sex trafficking and labor trafficking. It will also provide resources and ideas for attendees to use in their work to identify and eliminate all forms of human trafficking in their communities. Additionally, this year’s event will feature a presentation on the family impacts of human trafficking survivors based on a mother’s experience.
• North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors, 7 p.m., Tuesday, NCOESC Marion Campus, 2227 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, Marion