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Renew or Replace a Lost State ID or Driver’s License Online

Having some form of State recognized identification is crucially important for a variety of reasons, especially if one is receiving or attempting to receive some form of state assistance. When a state identification card is lost, the process of obtaining a new one is becoming a bit easier. Starting Monday

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 24, 2022

The Significance of Juneteenth, Freedom Day

In Fredrick Douglass’s most famous speech on the hypocrisy of American slavery, he pointed out the paradox of Independence Day: America declared every man had a right to liberty while at the same time enslaving millions of people. More than nine years after this speech, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 19, 2022

Jobs for People with a Criminal Record Including Felonies

Finding a job when you have a criminal record can be especially difficult, and even more so if you have a felony conviction. Job seekers with barriers to employment like these can pursue career opportunities at several felon-friendly and second chance companies in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Second chance employers

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 18, 2022

Cooling Centers to Keep Cool During Extreme Heat

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for our region today, June 14 through Wednesday, June 15 with dangerously hot conditions and heat index values up to 109. The expected hot weather will make heat related illnesses a very real and dangerous threat especially for

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Shared by Becca Doris June 14, 2022

Prenatal and Postnatal Support Program Available at Y

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers a Prenatal and Postnatal Support Program. Participation in the program includes a free family membership to the YMCA for the duration of the mother’s pregnancy and for the first 18 months of the newborn’s life. Other benefits of the program include the following services:

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 10, 2022

Caring Place Provides Food, Clothing, & Other Assistance

The Caring Place was established in 1982 by a coalition of churches serving Golf Manor, Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, and Silverton. Their goal is to provide a variety of services to members of the community who find themselves in need of food, clothing, furniture, rent and/or utility assistance, family development

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 9, 2022

Summer Meals and Snacks Available for Youth at Local Libraries

At most Hamilton County Library locations free meals and snacks are available during the summer, Mondays through Fridays. The meals are provided through a partnership with UMC Food Ministry which receives federal funding through the USDA Food & Nutrition Service. All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 7, 2022

Online Resources Available at Cincinnati Public Library’s New Internet Address

The Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library is changing their internet address to C H P L (dot) org; that’s C H P L (dot) O R G. The old online address will no longer be available after June 15th. The Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library provides a number of free

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 4, 2022

Duke Energy Ohio Customers to Receive a $133 Credit this Month

Duke Energy’s residential natural gas customers will receive a $133 credit in June as part of a settlement between the company and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Customers don’t have to do anything to receive the one-time credit. It will be automatically applied, according to a Duke Energy spokesperson.

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 2, 2022

Hamilton County High-Speed Internet Assessment

Hamilton County is assessing its broadband internet needs for families and businesses to help guide the investment of $10 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. Hamilton County Commissioners are asking for public input through the Hamilton County High-Speed Internet Assessment to help map accessibility, reliability, and affordability of the

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 2, 2022