County officials share news

By: 
Bob Tomaszewski
Staff Writer

Auglaize County’s department and elected officials met for their first quarterly meeting of the year Thursday to present updates to their peers.

Jobs and Family Services Director Mike Morrow saw a 120 percent increase in placements in 2018, he said. He said associations are working closely with the incoming administration on child placement.

“If Ohio doubled the amount of money it put into child welfare it would still be 50th in the nation,” he said. Morrow also said Jobs and Family Services could be impacted by the ongoing Federal government shutdown as SNAP. They were issued guidance yesterday from the Ohio office that the department needs to get paper work in by Jan. 20 to make sure that benefits will be there for February. He added that there was no continuation plan beyond that. He said the state association is working very closely with Jobs and Family Services on that issue.

County Prosecutor Ed Pierce said that his office saw...

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