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Katie Ellington

6 July 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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A pilot program has successfully launched an alternative-schedule employment initiative that eliminates barriers for employees who are kept out of the workforce because they are unable to work full time. Obstacles suc...

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Tierra Thomas

7 May 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Lip-reading is very important for clarification for those who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, but the masks mandated by the coronavirus pandemic hinder that. In response, the nonprofit Catalyst Life Services (which curr...

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Katie Ellington

21 April 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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To better address the increased likelihood of people experiencing stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic, Richland County mental health providers have launched a hotline for children and families to call f...

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Noah Jones

31 March 2020

Eschwege, Germany

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A village in Germany has implemented a local hotline for at-risk community members to use if they need help obtaining essentials during the coronavirus pandemic. The group of volunteers managing the hotline work under...

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Brittany Schock

22 March 2020

Galion, Ohio, United States

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Six months ago, a distillery in Ohio had the idea to start making hand sanitizer on-site, but because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus and the FDA changing regulations, the business has now fast-tracked the idea...

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Katie Ellington

29 January 2020

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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At Nehemiah Manufacturing, more than 80% of the employees are "second-chance" workers: people with a criminal record, a history of drug abuse, and such. Not only does the company bring more jobs to the city of Cincinn...

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Katie Ellington

23 December 2019

Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States

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In Northeast Ohio, manufacturing companies are partnering with local schools to address a workforce shortage by appealing to future workers at a younger age. By participating in a Certified Production Technician progr...

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Noah Jones

1 November 2019

Hilliard, Ohio, United States

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Involving a community can bring value to public art. Following protracted discussions, the Hilliard Public Arts Commission succeeded in drawing up guidelines with the approval of the city as well as securing a small p...

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Noah Jones

30 October 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Cities enhanced by public art improve the quality of life for their residents. Across the midwest—from Bucyrus, Ohio, to Chicago, Illinois—cities are investing in public art and murals as a way to revitalize their com...

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Larry Phillips

29 October 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Public art adds value to communities that have experienced decline in recent decades. In towns like Mansfield and Marietta, Ohio, public art plays a positive role. Murals created by groups like Mansfield Murals Inc., ...

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Tracy Leturgey

16 September 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In rural counties, it's not always easy to seek mental health treatment. To address this, several different resources have been built over the years in Richmond County, Ohio from call or text hotlines to educational c...

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Carl Hunnell

12 June 2019

Shelby, Ohio, United States

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A rural intersection in Shelby, Ohio has received a safety makeover: new paving and rumble strips. The intersection was the site of a fatal car accident in May 2019 and Josh Boggs – a father who lost family members in...

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Tracy Geibel

17 May 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Mansfield, Ohio leaders look to cities across the country for inspiration from successes - and lessons from failures - to help them rebuild their downtown brand. From Austin, Texas, to Fargo, South Dakota, these succe...

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Noah Jones

6 March 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio, the Richland County Children Services' Kinship Care program is helping care providers support children in their custody, when the parents are unwilling or unable to provide care themselves. The program functi...

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Tracy Geibel

28 February 2019

Perrysville, Ohio, United States

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By making listening and communication a priority, employers can improve employee retention. In Ohio, Mansfield Plumbing Products designated an employee liaison whose job is to listen to employees and facilitate commun...

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Carl Hunnell

26 February 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Assistive technology meant to support senior citizens looking to age in place is getting better at responding to senior needs. Security systems, health monitors, and more advances are helping seniors live independentl...

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Courtney McNaull

14 December 2018

Sacramento, California, United States

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As part of the city of West Sacramento's process to be more friendly to their aging population, they partnered with the organization AARP to implement their age-friendly framework and received funding to fund their ob...

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Courtney McNaull

13 December 2018

Sacramento, California, United States

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As part of a larger effort to make the city of West Sacramento more friendly to their aging population, an on-demand ride-sharing app was developed to make transportation more accessible for seniors who cannot easily ...

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Emily Dech

12 October 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In cases of exploration and scamming, particularly of senior citizens, Richland County, Ohio has found that teamwork and collaboration between local agencies is key. Those agencies include Adult Protective Service, th...

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Noah Jones

5 October 2018

Ohio, United States

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Ohio football coach Mark Genders is working to reduce the possibility of head trauma and concussion for his players. He introduced the Guardian Cap, a helmet cover that reduces impact and has his players use it at gam...

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Noah Jones

23 August 2018

Ohio, United States

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As our loved ones age, their driving skills can change. Through expert opinions from the Area Agency on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association, several measures can improve this transition for caregivers and their love...

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Brittany Schock

16 August 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Mankind Murals Inc. began with the goal of “a colorful revitalization of the city.” Luke Beekman, founder of Mankind Murals, was inspired to use public art to change the way residents as well as visitors experience a ...

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Emily Dech

2 August 2018

Ohio, United States

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It's not uncommon for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia or developmental disorders to be reported missing by concerned family members. Thanks to Project Lifesaver, a program that utilizes personal radio...

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Emily Dech

23 July 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging and their community partners are working together to ensure that eligible senior citizens have an option for their next meal, whether they prefer to have it delivered to their ...

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Tracy Geibel

15 June 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Ohio has more than 50 land banks, which are best known for reducing blight by demolishing old buildings, but several land banks are trying creative ways to enhance their land on a budget. Successful projects include a...

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