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Ohio Gove. Kasich to deliver State of the State address in Wilmington Feb. 24


Columbus -- Gov. John Kasich will give his State of the State speech this month in Wilmington, which was hit hard by the departure of DHL half a dozen years ago. The community, located about an hour southwest of Columbus, has garnered national attention ...

Kasich to give State of the State speech in Wilmington


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich asked Friday to deliver his annual State of the State speech in Wilmington, a rebounding southwest Ohio city hard hit by job losses during the recession. In a letter to lawmakers, the Republican set the speech date ...

No. 2 Hurricane hosts No. 3 Warriors Saturday


Wilmington High School boys basketball coach Mike Noszka minces ...
Findlay Prep at Flyin’ To The Hoop. “I have been in Southwest Ohio for 10 years now and I’ve been trying to think of a team in that 10 years that was as good as this team,” said ...

Blade Briefing: Regional Water Authority


Kasich to give State of the State speech in Wilmington Ohio Gov. John Kasich is asking to deliver his annual State of the State speech in Wilmington, a rebounding southwest Ohio city hard hit by job losses during the recession. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is ...

Kasich plans State of the State address in Wilmington Feb. 24


“The story of Wilmington is, in many ways, the story of Ohio. Hit with hard times and an unemployment rate of 14.4 percent just four years ago, the people of Wilmington and Clinton County came together and persevered, attracting new business, growing ...

John Kasich to take State of the State on the road, this year to Wilmington


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich will take his State of the State Address on the road for a fourth consecutive year, this time to Wilmington. Kasich on Friday asked the leaders of the Ohio House and Senate to convene a joint session Feb. 24. In ...

Kasich to deliver State of State in Wilmington


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich is asking to deliver his annual State of the State speech in Wilmington as it rebounding from job losses during the recession. The governor’s office requested the site and speech date of February 24 in a ...

Gov. John Kasich to give State of the State speech in Wilmington


Kasich also has used Clinton County and Wilmington as an example of the state's fight to foster an economic comeback in Ohio. His campaign aired numerous TV commmericals last year touting Wilmington’s comeback. The community was devastated in 2009 when ...

Morning Band Of Freezing Rain Slows Commutes Across Ohio


A band of freezing rain is creating slow traffic conditions and accidents across Ohio. The National Weather Service in Wilmington says a line of rain stretching from the Mansfield area to Portsmouth resulted in weather advisories for much of Ohio Thursday ...

1/26 BBK: CovCath rallies past Wilmington


Covington Catholic overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge Wilmington (Ohio), 68-65 on Monday. It was the first loss of the season for the Hurricanes. Four Colonels finished in double figures. Senior guard Cooper Theobald and junior ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR WILMINGTON

Aids to study in WILMINGTON

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources for college, career school, graduate school, and professional school.

 Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from

Besides financial aid, you also should think about what you can do to lower your costs when you go to college.

“Types of Federal Student Aid” Video

Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education. (Captioning available in English and Spanish; just start the video and click on the CC symbol at the bottom.)

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Aid and Other Resources From the Federal Government

The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs. Besides aid from the U.S. Department of Education (discussed below), you also might get

The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interestloans to more than 15 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Thousands of schools across the country participate in the federal student aid programs; ask the schools you’re interested in whether they do!

Federal student aid includes:

  • Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
  • Work-Study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school

Use FAFSA4caster to get an estimate of how much aid you might receive from the U.S. Department of Education.

Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). And remember, the first F in “FAFSA” stands for “free”—you shouldn’t pay to fill out the FAFSA!

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Aid From Your State Government

Even if you´re not eligible for federal aid, you might be eligible for financial aid from your state. Contact your state grant agency for more information.

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Aid From Your College or Career School

Many colleges offer financial aid from their own funds. Find out what might be available to you:

  • Visit your school’s financial aid page on its website, or ask someone in the financial aid office.
  • Ask at the department that offers your course of study; they might have a scholarship for students in your major.
  • Fill out any applications the school requires for its own aid, and meet the deadlines.

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Aid From a Nonprofit or Private Organization

Many organizations offer scholarships or grants to help students pay for college. This free money can make a real difference in how affordable your education is.

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How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.
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Filing A Charge of Discrimination on WILMINGTON

If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination. All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination with us before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person´s identity. There are time limits for filing a charge.

Note: Federal employees and job applicants have similar protections, but a different complaint process.

If you file a charge, you may be asked to try to settle the dispute through mediation. Mediation is an informal and confidential way to resolve disputes with the help of a neutral mediator. If the case is not sent to mediation, or if mediation doesn´t resolve the problem, the charge will be given to an investigator.

If an investigation finds no violation of the law, you will be given a Notice of Right to Sue. This notice gives you permission to file suit in a court of law. If a violation is found, we will attempt to reach a voluntary settlement with the employer. If we cannot reach a settlement, your case will be referred to our legal staff (or the Department of Justice in certain cases), who will decide whether or not the agency should file a lawsuit. If we decide not to file a lawsuit, we will give you a Notice of Right to Sue.

In some cases, if a charge appears to have little chance of success, or if it is something that we don´t have the authority to investigate, we may dismiss the charge without doing an investigation or offering mediation.

Many states and local jurisdictions have their own anti-discrimination laws, and agencies responsible for enforcing those laws (Fair Employment Practices Agencies, or FEPAs). If you file a charge with a FEPA, it will automatically be "dual-filed" with EEOC if federal laws apply. You do not need to file with both agencies.

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