Poverty

This new law means many more Ohio officials are watching out for elder abuse. Here’s why it was passed.

Real estate agents, CPAs and firefighters are part of the expanded list of professions now required to report when they suspect a case of elder abuse. New requirements begin today that broaden the definition of a mandatory reporter to pull . . .

Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America

Editor’s note: We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles. . . .

Ohio would lose funding for heating aid, arts, Lake Erie clean-up under Trump budget

Donald Trump’s first budget may go nowhere in Congress, but it laid down a gauntlet more direct than the president’s bluntest tweets: The federal government will be far smaller, and even the pet projects of the states that sent him . . .

Ohio’s hunger crisis

What’s Ohio doing about hunger? Making it harder to put food on the table Ohio is a state where too many people are hungry. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ohio has the seventh-highest rate of food insecurity in . . .

Center for Community Solutions releases updated county profiles

Community Solutions is pleased to release updated data factsheets for each of Ohio’s 88 counties. The profiles feature data related to the health and human services in Ohio and are a useful resource for those looking to better understand the . . .