Demystifying credit scores

One of the few positive outcomes of the 2008 financial crisis was that it helped shine a light on the importance of understanding and staying on top of your credit profile. Along with that heightened visibility, however, has come a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding — particularly around the all-important credit score.“The consequences of not maintaining a sound credit score can be very costly,” says Anthony Sprauve, senior consumer credit specialist at ...

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National service: Strengthening Ohio’s communities

Five years ago in March — during the height of the economic downturn — Democrats and Republicans came together to invest in a bedrock of the American spirit: serving others.Five years later and Ohioans have truly exemplified what it means to serve. Ten Thousand Ohioans work to improve their local communities by serving at one of our state’s 1500 national service locations, made possible by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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Bicycles have legal right to be on roads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website tells us that for 2011, the most recent year it lists, 677 “pedalcyclists” — bicycle riders, essentially — were killed in accidents with motor vehicles.Ninety-one percent of those killed were adults.Bicycle safety is a timely topic as warm weather nears, putting more bicycles on streets and roads.In particular, it’s worth discussing in Delaware County because two m...

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Honor underscores health district’s value to county

The Delaware General Health District’s newly received national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board is further evidence of the Health District’s substantial value to the county.At times during the Health District’s history, potential health threats such as west Nile virus, cryptosporosis or frightening flu strains have made the news.During those times, the Health District was on hand provide facts to a jittery public, provide immuniz...

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Creating a clear path to the middle class

In Ohio, we know manufacturing can create a path to the middle class. But during the Great Recession, that path became turbulent as plants across the country shuttered their doors and devastated local communities that depended on their jobs.But today, due to smart investments and a renewed effort in manufacturing, we are adding jobs in that sector for the first time since the 1990s. Since December 2009, the manufacturing sector has added more than 300,000 jobs to the economy. This ...

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