In light of the current health crisis, now is the time to take advantage of the ability to complete the Census online from home. We want all Ohioans to stay safe and get counted.
The Census 2020 count is coming to a close, but there are still many Ohioans that need to be counted.
Remember your last New Year’s resolution? Chances are it failed within the first month. New habits have a better chance of taking hold after at least two months (source: How are habits formed: Modelling habit formation in the real world, Phillippa Lally, et al.). Store closures and curbside pickups during COVID extended for nearly three months in most markets and forced many to make changes in their shopping behaviors, creating a surge in online shopping.
Ohio House Leadership Changes
In early August, members of the House of Representatives ejected Rep. Larry Householder from his speakership role. By a vote of 91-0, the House brought Rep. Householder’s (R-Glenford) second stint as the chamber’s leader to an end. This move came shortly after a federal grand jury indicted Rep. Householder for his alleged role in orchestrating a $60 million racketeering scheme. (Note Rep. Householder’s first stint as House Speaker ended under a cloud of suspicion as he was subject to a federal investigation at the time; that investigation ended without any charges filed.) Following the vote, the House voted to install Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima), who said he will work to restore trust in the Ohio House; Speaker Cupp is an experienced public servant, having been an Ohio Supreme Court Justice and a longtime member of the Ohio General Assembly. Speaker Cupp has signaled he’s going to take a less combative tone with Gov. DeWine’s COVID-19 efforts than his predecessor, and he quickly moved to replace the House leadership’s team with new aides and support staff.
Industry Credentials for Students
The Ohio Department of Education, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, has developed a new application process for submitting industry-recognized credentials to the approved list for graduation. Community stakeholders, including businesses, may suggest industry credentials for consideration by completing an application due August 30. Approved credentials from this quarter will be available to students for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information and to complete an application, click here. Further, questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
he Firelands Forward Director will be a visionary, dynamic leader who can grow and lead this new workforce development collaborative. The Director acts as the public ambassador for Firelands Forward and is responsible for facilitating the collective success of the regional effort. Specifically, the Director will drive the internal and external functions of the initiative, including strategy, communications, community engagement, and fundraising functions. The Director reports to the Executive Director of the Erie County Economic Development Corporation, host organization of the workforce development collaborative.