To find out if you qualify for Medicaid due to the Affordable Care Act, visit benefits.ohio.gov starting December 9th, 2013 for enrollment starting January 1st, 2014.
Child Care Choices Closing
Child Care Choices in Galion will be closing their doors as of Friday, June 28th,2013. Daycare applications and assistance will continue to be available at our Jobs Plus office, 225 E. Mary St. Bucyrus. Effective July 1st the YWCA Child Care Resource & Referral Agency (of Toledo) will be providing resource and referral services in Crawford, Marion, Morrow, and Richland counties.
Is your EPPIC card expiring?
This year, Ohio EPPICard™ cards (TANF cash assistance program) are beginning to expire and cardholders will therefore start to receive replacement cards.
EPPIC cards expire at three-year intervals from the time of card issuance. The expiration month and year is embossed on the face of each card. If a cardholder reports a card lost, stolen, or damaged or requests a replacement card for any other reason prior to the expiration date, the replacement card will have a new expiration month and year that is set at three years from when the replacement card was issued.
EPPIC is set to automatically check for expiring cards and initiate the replacement card issuance. This process begins approximately 4 weeks from the current card expiration date. An account with an expiring card will have a replacement card generated automatically if the account has had any financial transaction activity within the past 365 days or carries a positive balance.
When the cardholder receives their replacement card, they will need to activate this card by selecting a PIN; they can select their prior PIN if they choose. To activate the card, the cardholder will need to call Customer Service at 866-320-8822.
Need Your GED? A.B.L.E. Solutions Can Help.
A.B.L.E. Solutions Program in Bucyrus and Galion.
Solutions is a class designed to prepare you for the GED or for College Placement Testing. There are no grades and the class is free. To enroll in Solutions, sign up for a no-pressure assessment at Jobs Plus, 225 E. Mary St. Bucyrus or call 419-562-8066 #300 for more information.
Increase in Public Transit Fares
In 1992 the Commissioners chose Council on Aging to be the private non-profit organization eligible to apply for and receive a grant to operate public transportation in Crawford County. Since that time fares have remained:
- • $0.50 per trip for passengers with a disability, age 59 and younger, to travel anywhere within the county;
- • $1.00 per trip for nondisabled passengers, age 59 and younger, to travel within a city or Village
- • $1.50 per trip for nondisabled passengers, age 59 and younger, to travel within the county.
Effective January 1, 2012 fares will be:
- • $1.00 per trip for passengers with a disability, age 59 and younger, to travel anywhere within the county;
- • $2.00 per trip for non-disabled passengers, age 59 and younger, to travel within a city or village; and
- • $3.00 per trip for non-disabled passengers, age 59 and younger, to travel within the county.
Passengers age 60 and older are expected to make a donation and asked to consider the increasing cost of providing the service when doing so.
Transportation services operate Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. Limited weekend and holiday transportation will no longer be provided after January 1, 2012, and will be reallocated to Monday through Friday service.
Door to door services are provided to various medical appointments, grocery store, beauty shops, etc. Vans are equipped with wheelchair lifts and the drivers are trained in all areas of transportation.
Call 419-562-3050 or 1-800-750-0750 to arrange for a ride.