Every Citizen Online All-Star Facility Award Presented to Putnam County ESC

Published on: August 8, 2011

By COH Staff Connect Ohio awarded the first Every Citizen Online (ECO) All-Star Facility Award to Putnam County Educational Service Center (ESC). The award was presented to Putnam County ESC employee and ECO instructor Gary Herman during Connect Ohio’s quarterly Technology Association Meeting ECO breakout lunch session held in Columbus June 24, 2011. Left to right: Putnam County ESC and …

Shopping for Jobs, Groceries and Staying Connected Now Easier for Many in Knox County Thanks to Every Citizen Online

Published on: August 5, 2011

By COH Staff Every Citizen Online (ECO) instructor Jessica Horlacher has been training Knox County adults on the basics of the computer and using the Internet since the program’s launch at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County. More than 125 first-time computer users have participated in the training program through the library thus far and Horlacher says …

Sinclair Workforce Development Expanding Free Computer Training Sites & Sessions

Published on: July 28, 2011

By COH Staff Dayton, Ohio — Sinclair Workforce Development is adding three new sites to its Summer schedule of free Connect Ohio classes. In addition to its original training site at Miami Valley Research Park (MVRP) in Kettering, sites at Sinclair Learning Centers in Englewood and Huber Heights in Montgomery County and Eaton in Preble County have been added to …

USDA Administrator Jonathan Adelstein Visits Central Ohio, Discusses Broadband Programs in Rural Communities

Published on: July 19, 2011

By COH Staff On Tuesday, July 19, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein visited central Ohio to give an update on broadband expansion projects in rural communities nationally, as well as to discuss Consolidated Electric Cooperative’s progress on local fiber installation and broadband expansion in Delaware, Morrow, and parts of other surrounding counties. Consolidated Electric …

Published on: June 21, 2011

By Amanda Murphy Diana Pitzer lives on the edge of Brown County and commutes to work in Mason, which is a 1-hour drive each way. Diana is a claims adjustor for a large insurance company. She has been with the company for 15 years. In January 2010, the company approved Pitzer to work from home. “I leave very early to …

Omnicity Connects Columbiana County, Dedicates New Tower

Published on: June 7, 2011

By Amanda Murphy Columbiana County recently welcomed a new resident – one that is made of steel and stands 250-feet high. The new piece of infrastructure will allow more than 300 households and business in the area to receive high-speed Internet access. Omnicity, a fixed-wireless Internet service provider, along with the collaborative efforts of Knox Township and Columbiana County officials, …

Available Wi-Fi Keeps Meigs County Firefighters Trained and Working

Published on: January 12, 2011

By Amanda Murphy Many areas of Ohio are still in the midst of the digital divide – and emergency services personnel are no exception. A volunteer fire department in Bashan, Ohio felt the brunt of the divide when firefighters began losing their certification. “Three lost their fire certification because they had no Internet here and the certification had to be …

Ohio School District Makes Snow Days into Virtual Learning Days

Published on: January 10, 2011

By Amanda Murphy Making up school calamity days can often be a struggle for school districts. One Ohio school district is piloting an innovative program to ensure students continue their education from home while the district shortens their number of calamity days. Mississinawa Valley Local School District in Darke County has been granted a waiver from the Ohio Department of …