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

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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 …

Franklin County Every Citizen Online Participant Wins Laptop Computer

Published on: July 28, 2011

By COH Staff On Wednesday, July 27, Connect Ohio presented Mr. Summit of Columbus with a new laptop computer during a short event at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Karl Road branch. Summit is the twelfth winner to receive the new computer after being selected in a random drawing following participation in the Every Citizen Online (ECO) program, a free statewide …

Ohio School Helps Extend Technology Beyond School Walls

Published on: July 27, 2011

By Amanda Murphy As part of our back to school series, Connected Nation is showcasing a school in Ohio that is arming its students with the power of technology. Foxfire Center for Student Success is a public community school within the Maysville School District located in Zanesville, Ohio. The school recently received federal funding from the government’s E-Rate program to …

Hardin County and Montgomery County ECO Participants Receive New Laptop Computers

Published on: July 26, 2011

By COH Staff On Tuesday, July 26, Connect Ohio presented Thelma Young of Kenton and Patricia O’Connor of Centerville with new laptop computers during a short event at Forest-Jackson Public Library and the University of Dayton. Young and O’Connor were selected as winners in a random drawing following their participation in the Every Citizen Online (ECO) program, a free statewide …

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 …

Cuyahoga County Every Citizen Online Participant Receives Computer

Published on: July 14, 2011

By COH Staff Elaine Hawkins of Cleveland was the sixth of twelve Every Citizen Online participants to receive a new laptop computer after being selected from a random drawing in June. Hawkins received her award at a short presentation event Thursday at the Shaker Heights Public Library, where she completed the free basic computer and Internet training course. “The training …

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 …