Community Leaders; 

I’m writing to you to publicize an extremely important, completely non-partisan resource that will be available on Election Day.  Voters can call 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682) to reach bilingual operators that can assist them with a wide array of issues from today through Election Day. 

On Election Day, all calls from Ohio will route to an Ohio call center with trained operators that can help voters with the following:

-Report long lines

-Report improper procedure

-Report intimidation or harassment

-Find your polling place

-Learn polling place hours

-Learn which ID to bring to the polls

-Learn your rights as a voter 

We desperately need your help to publicize this excellent resource.  

Please forward this email to your networks.  You can find promotional publications on this dropbox site (If the link does not work, go to: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kqgeb7xbjnunmb2/tQy4ywRlJJ) .  I’ve also attached to this email a PSA and even a jingle that advertise the hotline.  Those of you with access to radio are welcome to use them.  I am sending with LULAC – through Lair Marin – postcards that publicize the event to be distributed at this weekend’s International Festival.  Finally, you can learn more about the hotline at its website:   http://veyvota.yaeshora.info/english

Please help us get the word out.  I’ll follow up with some of you later this week, but use any means at your disposal – Facebook, twitter, the internet, the radio – anything you can do to get the word out for this voter protection resource.  Thanks so much for all that you do, and for your time and consideration.  As ever, contact me with comments, questions or concerns.

Regards,

Nolan Stevens, J.D.

Public Policy Officer

Ohio Latino Affairs Commission ~ Advise.Connect.Build.

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Riffe Center ~ 18th Floor

77 South High Street

Columbus, OH 43215-6108

Office: (614) 466-8333

Direct: (614) 728-8364

Cell: (614) 266-0415

Fax: (614) 995-0896

nolan.stevens@ochla.state.oh.us

http://ochla.ohio.gov

 

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October 29, 2012

Connie Wehrkamp, (614) 769-2201, connie.wehrkamp@governor.ohio.gov

 

COMMITMENTS OF $92 MILLION IN NEW PAYROLL EXPECTED TO SPUR LOCAL ECONOMIES

 

COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the approval of assistance forfiveprojects set to create 517 jobs and retain 1,443 jobs statewide. Together the projects are expected to result in more than $92 million in new payroll, and spur $31 million in investment across Ohio. During their monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners.

Projects approved by the TCA include:

Northeast Ohio

Hyland Software Inc., City of Westlake (Cuyahoga Co.) expects to create 387 full-time positions, generating $13.5 million in additional annual payroll and retaining $76.9 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in the City of Westlake (Cuyahoga Co.). Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase, an enterprise content management software solution. The TCA approved a 50 percent, five-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

Northwest Ohio

Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, LTD, Village of Bluffton (Allen Co.) expects to create 25 full-time positions, generating $750,000 in additional annual payroll and retaining $970,000 in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in the Village of Bluffton (Allen Co.). Diamond Manufacturing provides metalworking production needs. The TCA approved a 40 percent, five-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

Patrick Products, Inc., Village of Leipsic (Putnam Co.) expects to create 30 full-time positions, generating $850,000 in additional annual payroll and retaining $6.3 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in the Village of Leipsic (Putnam Co.). Patrick Products manufactures plastic bottles for the janitorial supply, household chemical, food and automotive markets. The TCA approved a 45 percent, five-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

Southwest Ohio

Peter Cremer North America, L.P., City of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.) expects to create 50 full-time positions, generating $1.8 million in additional annual payroll and retaining $5.1 million in existing  payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project  in the City of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.). Peter Cremer is a wholesaler of oleochemicals. The TCA approved a 40 percent, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

Western Ohio

Tridec Technologies, LLC, City of Huber Heights (Montgomery Co.) expects to create 25 full-time positions, generating $1.5 million in additional annual payroll and retaining $3 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in the City of Huber Heights (Montgomery Co.). Tridec Technologies specializes in program and technical management, development, and implementation of IT programs with the Department of Defense, other Federal Agencies and industry. The TCA approved a 45 percent, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

 

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Good afternoon,

 

Please promote and share with your networks.

 

The Ohio Department of Health and the Prevention Research Center at The Ohio State University and the Center for Public Health Practice are pleased to announce a new online course called “Creating Opportunities for Healthy Communities”. This interactive course will provide basic knowledge about how our social networks, community structures and local and state policies affect our health and health behavior. Its goal is to discuss the importance of planning and implementing public health strategies to create environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice and support healthy living. Attached is a flyer announcing the new course with a link to a more detailed description that tells you how to register.  The free, interactive course has three modules and takes a little over an hour to complete.  Please share this course announcement with your colleagues and partners, and if possible, please include information about the course on your organization’s website and in relevant publications.  At this time, there are no CEUs provided for the course. 

 

Thomas “Eddie” Joyce, Program Director

Ohio Department of Health

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

246 N. 8th Street, Floor

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 644-7866

 

 

 

 

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