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Blog // Connect Ohio

Franklin County Every Citizen Online Participant Wins Laptop Computer

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 basic computer and Internet training program. Mr. Summit says he often frequented the library to use their computers and Internet access before taking the ECO training.“I really liked the training,” said Summit. “We now have a computer and Internet at home.”“As soon as I heard the winner...

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Sinclair Workforce Development Expanding Free Computer Training Sites & Sessions

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 the lineup.Connect Ohio offers free computer training sessions at public libraries and community colleges throughout Ohio to introduce new users to a wide range of communication, education, and health care tools available online. Interested adults throughout Ohio are eligible to participate...

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Ohio School Helps Extend Technology Beyond School Walls

By COH Staff

By Amanda Murphy, Public Relations Specialist, Connect OhioAs 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 extend its classrooms beyond school walls and into the homes of students.Foxfire will be receiving about 350 netbook computers with Wi-Fi capabilities. According to Lewis Sidwell of the Maysville Local School District, the...

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Hardin County and Montgomery County ECO Participants Receive New Laptop Computers

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 basic computer and Internet training program.  Karen Moore, Thelma Young, and Heather Delany “The training helped me out a lot,” said Young. “I have a desktop computer at home, but I didn’t really know what all could be done on the computer and the Internet.”“We’re...

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