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Blog // Connect Ohio

e-Waste Recycle Drive

By Lyndsey Kleven

RecycleForce Columbus and Goodwill Columbus are co-hosting multiple e-Waste Recycling Events. The first event is this Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Goodwill, 3608 Main Street, Hillard, OH. Download the flyer

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New Printers Distributed to New Computer Users

By Lyndsey Kleven

In January, partner organizations of the Every Citizen Online free basic computer-training program received 910 new printers from Connect Ohio. The printers were donated by Lexmark, are wireless, and valued at nearly $100 each. Printers were distributed among the training sites for use as individualized ECO promotions or to fulfill printer needs for the organizations. Many sites chose to distribute the new printers by means of random drawing among ECO participants completing the training, with many printers still left to be distributed! The ECO training program is available to any Ohio adult and consists of 6 hours of basic training. The...

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Ohio Community Welcomes First Comprehensive Technology Plan

By Lyndsey Kleven

Harrison County, Ohio now has an action plan to make way for greater technology use across the community and pave the way for a brighter economic future. The Technology Action Plan was unveiled Tuesday at the Puskarich Public Library as part of Harrison County’s participation in the Connected Community Engagement Program through Connect Ohio. Six Ohio communities are currently involved in some stage of the Connected program, but Harrison County is the state’s first to unveil its official Technology Action Plan and be presented with a detailed action plan for the future. “Receiving this Connected community Technology Action Plan is a huge...

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Broadband Expansion and Connect Ohio Programs Help to Save Jobs in Eastern Ohio Community

By Amanda Murphy

When Gallia County Jobs and Family Services (JFS) was notified 108 local jobs were in jeopardy with the closing of a Gallipolis telemarketing facility, director Dana Glassburn and supervisor Beth Moore began looking for options. An Ohio-based company was closing its Gallipolis facility, but offered eligible workers the opportunity to continue their employment by commuting to the company’s Huntington, West Virginia facility. “Depending on where you live in the county, the commute to Huntington can range from 30 minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes one-way,” said Glassburn. Of the 108 employees, 88 held positions for which the company would...

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