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Through public service and community collaboration, Coshocton County Job and Family Services provides individuals and families with the respect, encouragement, support, and assistance necessary to achieve an improved quality of life.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For more information call (740) 622-1020


  • 7/14/15 - 2014 Assistance Numbers

    In 2014, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services disbursed about $2.6 billion in food assistance, $280 million in cash assistance and, $570 million in child care subsidies. Individuals who mislead caseworkers or lie on an application for benefits account for a very small percentage of the funding disbursed. Those found to be committing fraud are removed from the program, must repay any improperly obtained benefits, and may face criminal charges and jail time. Residents of Coshocton County may report suspected public assistance fraud by calling us at 740-622-1020, Option 8.  Welfare Fraud impacts all of us and we need your help to make sure those who need our assistance the most, get it.

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                                    ***Brought to you by Coshocton County Job and Family Services***


                                       Youth job applications will be available May 4, 2015 – May 29, 2015 at:

                                                            OhioMeansJobs – Coshocton County

                      Located in the lower level of Coshocton JFS, 725 Pine Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812 

                                                  Monday, Wednesday, Friday:                9:00am-3:00pm

                                                  Tuesday, Thursday:                               9:00am-6:00pm

                                                  Saturday, May 9th and May 23rd:         10:00am-2:00pm


                                             This paid summer work program is income-based 

                                              For participants between 16 and 24 years of age

                               If the youth is under the age of 18, a parent must sign the job application.


                                   Questions about Coshocton Youth Workforce should be directed to:

                                            Lisa Scott, (740)295-7560 or Brenda Lynch, (740)295-7573


                PRINT THIS INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH A FRIEND: 2015 CYW Application Flyer.pdf 


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  • 1/9/15 - Coshocton now bacon central for Kraft

    Everything’s better with bacon — including Coshocton. Yesterday, Kraft Foods Group announced it is consolidating its Oscar Mayer bacon production and distribution operations in this former canal town about 75 miles east of Columbus. The expansion of the Coshocton plant will entail an investment of about $43 million in construction, machinery and equipment costs and add about 300 jobs generating about $8.7 million in payroll for the area, essentially doubling the facility’s size and workforce. The announcement was a shot in the arm for the community. “We’ve lost so many of our manufacturing jobs — about 42 percent in the last 10 to 15 years,” said Dorothy Skowrunski, executive director of the Coshocton Port Authority, which helped to broker the deal to keep Coshocton making bacon. “People have been having to drive to Columbus and Zanesville to find jobs. With the expansion of Kraft, people can finally come back home to work.”
    For more than 30 years, a portion of Oscar Mayer’s bacon has been produced in Coshocton. The plant opened in 1983 with two production lines and 70 employees. Since then, it’s expanded to 370 employees and five lines producing and distributing about two-thirds of Oscar Mayer’s 10 varieties of bacon. In the spring, Kraft Foods Group, which owns Oscar Mayer, began discussions about consolidating its two bacon operations, the other located in Kirksville, Mo. Both locations began putting together incentive packages to keep production in their towns. With help from JobsOhio and the city of Coshocton, Kraft chose to expand in Coshocton. The port authority offered a 10-year, 75 percent property-tax abatement on the expansion project and worked in conjunction with JobsOhio to secure a 10-year, 60 percent Job Creation Tax Credit through the Ohio Tax Commission. JobsOhio also will contribute employee-training dollars to the incentive package. The city of Coshocton offered a job-creation grant, returning 50 percent of the company’s city income tax to Kraft Foods Group for 10 years. Kirksville’s employees were notified this week that its bacon production would be phased out by the end of 2015.
    “Consolidation makes better use of our bacon manufacturing assets,” said Kraft Foods Group spokeswoman Joyce Hodel. “It’s a move to build manufacturing scale and lower overhead and total production cost.” Kraft Foods Group generated about $18 billion in revenue last year. Oscar Mayer, which also produces hot dogs and lunch meats, contributed more than $1 billion to that figure. Oscar Mayer is the top-producing bacon brand in the country, and it’s on the rise, Hodel said. “The category has been growing broadly over the last few years,” she said, “into fast food, fine dining. There’s even bacon ice cream. Bacon is on a roll.”

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August is an exciting month for parents and school-aged children.  It marks the end of summer and preparing for school to start.  Parents are busy acquiring all the necessary school supplies as well as clothing and shoes for their kids to start school.  Also, it is important for parents to develop a homework plan with their children.

According to an article from www.parenting.com parents should sit down now with your children, discuss expectations and come up with a few goals.  It really helps if your child helps to develop the plan.  He/she will be more apt to follow the plan if involved in its creation.  Review what the obstacles were last school year.  Did your child put off homework until bed time?  Or, did he or she balk at reading? Or, did you feel as though you were constantly in war with your child over getting it done? If so, focus on attacking some of those obstacles in your plan.

Ann Dolin, who is the author of Homework Made Simple:  Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework, says, “All the research says the single best way to improve your child's homework performance—and bring more peace to your home—is to insist on a daily schedule or routine.”  Most kids need a break when they get home from school and generally a snack.  Ann further states that the break time should not include TV or computer games, since it may be hard to get your child to break away from that activity.  She says to plan on 30 minutes of time and then make plans to start homework. Kids need structure, so plan for homework the same time every day and don’t forget about the weekends!  Don’t wait for Sunday evening to get started.  Pick the same day and time every weekend.  Also, pick the same homework spot and make sure it is free of distractions such as TV and conversation.

Initially, you’ll need to supervise your child while he/she is doing homework.  As the child becomes more comfortable with the routine, allow him/her independence to complete it.  Always check it over to make sure it is finished but don’t correct it.  It is really important that parents don’t do homework for their children.  The purpose of the activity is to reinforce what has been learned during the school day and your child needs to be doing the work.

Fortunately, parents can check on school websites to see what assignments are due and when.  If your child is struggling with a concept, contact the teacher through e-mail or leave a message at the school.  If you attempt to re-teach the information, you may be approaching it differently than the teacher and really confuse things! I never could understand the “new math” and had I attempted to teach it to my kids, they really would have been up a creek without a paddle!  However, if the paper or your child’s text book has sample problems worked out, have him/her explain to you how the problem is solved.  Hopefully, that quick review will jog his/her memory and the homework problem will be able to be mastered.

And, lastly, from the time they were babies, I tried to read to my kids every day.  As they were learning to read, I would read a page and then they would read a page.  When they got older, we read chapter books together or separately and discussed the stories. Children who develop good reading skills are going to be more successful in all their classes since reading is required in every subject.  A fun activity is to set aside a night each week where everyone in the family reads for fun.  You’ll be modeling the behavior you want your child to learn and take some time for yourself to enjoy a good story!

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