Monthly Archives: April 2014

St. Luke’s Lutheran paying it forward Posted April 18, 2017

Giving of oneself is really the best way to celebrate the Lenten season and members of the congregation of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church did just that through the church’s Be Rich campaign. The campaign, now in its third year, partners with non-profit organizations to help others through donations and service. “The program is inspired from 1 Timothy 6:18 which says, ‘command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds and to be generous

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Move gives vet hope Posted April 3, 2017

Moving can be stressful for some people and a downright pain for most. But for WWII veteran Dominic Pulito, the whole experience gave him a fresh look on life. “He is a completely changed person, since he moved,”  his caregiver Berdina Payne said. “He is more talkative…so much happier,” she added. The 96-year-old Pulito, who was living in a cramped apartment near Dublin, was moved in less than three hours by about a dozen volunteers

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MVRC announces walk-in tax days for 2017 season Posted March 8, 2017

Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is partnering with the Ohio Benefit Bank to once again offer free income tax filing assistance to veterans, military service members, and spouses who meet certain income requirements. MVRC has special walk-in Tax Days at each of our locations in which no appointment is necessary. Dates scheduled so far are: Thursday, March 30 at our Dayton center Saturday, April 1 in Hamilton, Ohio Thursday, April 6 at our Dayton center Tuesday,

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Employer Spotlight: Peoples Services Posted March 6, 2017

Peoples Services is a family-owned company known for its expertise in the storage and handling of hazardous materials as well as food grade transportation and storage. The company started out in 1914 as a storage and moving company in Massillon, Ohio. In 1947, Ray Sibila, owner of Sibila Trucking, bought Peoples Cartage and Storage Company. In 1991, Peoples Services, Inc. formed as the parent company of Peoples Cartage and related companies. The company now operates in six

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Logan Services to host hiring open house March 25 Posted February 27, 2017

Logan AC & Heat Services is hosting an open house Saturday, March 25 for HVAC service technicians and installers/install assistants. The open house is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Logan Service Training Center, 9181 Dixie Dr., Vandalia, Oh 45414. This event is for job candidates, HVAC students and recent graduates to learn about potential installation and service career opportunities. At this open house/seminar you can learn all about the history of the

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Patriots Superbowl win proves you should never quit, no matter what Posted February 6, 2017

So, I attended a retreat for Post 9/11 female veterans this past May in which the theme was to ‘never quit.’  That mantra rings true with the seemingly impossible Superbowl win Sunday night. The Atlanta Falcons seemingly had the game in hand with a 28-3 lead over the New England Patriots in the third quarter, but by the time there was 53 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Patriots had come all the way

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Several things you probably didn’t know about our Veterans Food Bank Posted February 2, 2017

Tammy Tucker, our agency specialist from the Mid-Ohio FoodBank stopped by today to train Dixie Bishop, our new veterans services specialist on how MVRC helps local veteran families. MVRC entered into a partnership with the Mid-Ohio FoodBank in 2015. “Its been a good partnership because we are able to help a underserved population (veterans),” Tucker said. “And your program is unique in that each household gets five days worth of food each time,” she added.

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Team Rubicon and Team RWB Columbus help local vet Posted January 31, 2017

“It’s a beautiful day for it, at least,” said Marion resident Pam Jeffers as car after car full of volunteers descended upon the burned-out trailer home of her brother, Ron Staats, at 974 Bennett Street in Marion early Saturday morning. After a brief roll-call and safety briefing, the more than 30 men and women got right to work. They came from all over the state and from all walks of life, with one common thread

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Welcome Dixie Bishop to MVRC Posted January 26, 2017

Military Veterans Resource Center is pleased to welcome Dixie Bishop to our staff as our newest Veterans Services Specialist. Bishop is a Air Force veteran who served as a mortician in the U.S. Air Force. After the military, she served as a teacher. She comes to us from Columbus City Schools. She will be helping our veterans through difficult life transitions toward the path of self reliance. Welcome Dixie!

DOD to open online Exchange shopping to veterans Posted January 23, 2017

Veterans will soon be able to shop online at military exchanges. The policy change will extend limited online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans of the military, DoD officials said in a Jan. 13 news release. The shopping benefit will be effective this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017. Shopping privileges exclude the purchase of uniforms, alcohol and tobacco products. According to the release, the online benefit will also strengthen the exchanges’ online

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