January 22, 2015
Want help filing your taxes? File for free with the OBB

"Our online self-serve tax filing service works just like many of the well-known tax filing software programs on the market, with a couple of important differences," Hamler-Fugitt said. "First, we use the full 1040 to ensure that Ohio tax filers access all of the credits for which they are eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit and more. Second, our service includes federal, state and school district tax filing at absolutely no cost, including free and secure IRS e-filing."

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January 10, 2015
Letter to the editor: Many families, even working, need help

"Ohio is among the worst states for hunger, and demand at food banks has increased 40 percent since 2010; 1 in 4 Ohio children lives with food insecurity, and not knowing when or if the next meal is coming."

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December 20, 2014
A third of Ohioans now eligible for food help

Ohio's economic recovery is measured in lower unemployment rates and more production, but 3.8 million Ohioans don't feel those effects. All they feel is hungry. "Despite some indications that the economy appears to be improving slightly in some areas, the overall economic recovery is not reaching those at the lower incomes scales," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt. "Unfortunately, in the new economy, the jobs that are available are low-wage, part-time, no-benefits jobs."

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