Twp. gets workplace safety grant


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Concord Township Hall

Concord Township Hall

Ohio employers receive $677,000 in workplace safety grants

COLUMBUS – Twenty-nine Ohio employers will share $677,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

“Preventing accidents and illnesses is clearly good for workers, and it is also a smart move for businesses to keep their premiums low,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “Employers that invest in safety know that a healthy, productive workforce leads to a prosperous business and a healthier bottom line.”

BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in April. The recipient employers operate in 21 counties around the state, including: Butler; Columbiana; Cuyahoga; Darke; Defiance; Delaware; Fayette; Franklin; Hamilton; Hancock; Holmes; Mahoning; Marion; Medina; Miami; Montgomery; Scioto; Seneca; Stark; Trumbull; Tuscarawas.

The Safety Intervention Grant program provides employers with a 3-to-1 matching amount up to a maximum of $40,000. Quarterly data reports and follow-up case studies help BWC determine the effectiveness of employers’ safety interventions and establish best practices for accident and injury prevention. Learn more about the Safety Intervention Grant Program at View stories about previous grant recipients on BWC’s YouTube channel.

Delaware County: Concord Township Fire Department

BWC approved $30,139.00 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. The Concord Township Fire Department provides fire protection and education, preventative services and emergency medical services.

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Columbus – Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

• Clermont County Metropolitan Housing Authority

• Delaware County Metropolitan Housing Authority

• North Point Educational Service Center (Erie County)

• Ohio Township Association Risk Management Authority (Lucas County)

• Public Entity Risk Consortium (Mahoning County)

• Stark County Educational Service Center

• Tolles Career and Technical Center (Madison County)

The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

• The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);

• The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;

• The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:

• Ethics referrals

• Questioned costs less than $10,000

• Lack of timely report submission

• Reconciliation

• Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit

• Findings for recovery less than $100

• Public meetings or public records

• No other financial or other concerns exist that involve eligible entity

ARS/Rescue Rooter Columbus Receives 2017 “Best of HomeAdvisor” Award

Home Service Professionals selected based on their commitment to excellent service and value

ARS/Rescue Rooter Columbus is pleased to announce it has been named a recipient of the 2017 Best of HomeAdvisor Award. This award honors top-notch professionals who provide extraordinary quality, service and value in the home improvement and maintenance industries. ARS/Rescue Rooter Columbus is a network provider for American Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis, Tenn. based, privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services.

“As a part of our mission, ARS is committed to delivering an unparalleled customer experience,” says Jason Norris, General Manager of ARS/Rescue Rooter Columbus. “We are proud for receiving this recognition from their customers.”

ARS/Rescue Rooter Columbus has been part of HomeAdvisor’s network since 2006. This is the third year ARS/Rescue Rooter Columbus has been recognized with this award.

“Millions of homeowners across the nation trust HomeAdvisor to help them find a dependable, qualified professional for their home improvement projects,” said HomeAdvisor’s President Craig Smith. “Between outstanding work practices, excellent customer service and overall value, the service providers that receive our “Best of” award consistently demonstrate this sense of quality.”

Award recipients were selected based on positive reviews earned in quality of work practices, customer service and value. To qualify, they must have a minimum rating of four based on a scale of one to five, be active members in good standing and have at least three verified reviews submitted within the last six months.

Prior to joining the HomeAdvisor network, all service providers are subject to a comprehensive screening. Upon successfully passing the screening, professionals are given a HomeAdvisor seal of approval to display to their customers.

HomeAdvisor’s digital home services marketplace connects millions of homeowners with prescreened home improvement professionals, and provides homeowners with tools and resources for home repair, maintenance and improvement projects. Customers can view average project costs using True Cost Guide, and instantly book appointments online with HomeAdvisor’s award-winning app, and through Smart Home devices. For more information about HomeAdvisor, visit

ABOUT AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: Based in Memphis, Tenn., privately-owned ARS operates a network of more than 70 locally-managed service centers in 23 states, with approximately 6,500 employees. The ARS network features industry-leading brands including, A.J. Perri, Aksarben ARS, Allgood, Andy’s Statewide, ARS, Aspen Air Conditioning, Atlas Trillo, Beutler, Blue Dot, Brothers, Columbus Worthington Air, Comfort Heating & Air, Conway Services, Efficient Attic Systems (EAS), Florida Home Air Conditioning, Green Star Home Services, McCarthy Services, Rescue Rooter/ Proserv, Rescue Rooter, RighTime Home Services, RS Andrews, The Irish Plumber, Unique Services, “Will” Fix It, and Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing.

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