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  • Ohio Statehouse primaries: Who′s running and where?

    Before November’s general election, candidates running for seats in the Ohio General Assembly must first compete in an election against members of their own political parties. This is called a primary election—intended to ensure only one representative of each political party appears on the ballot in November. Partisan candidates were required to file petitions with signatures of 50 registered voters in their districts by December 18 for their names to be included on the primary ballot. Community Solutions in partnership with Advocates for Ohio’s Future created several maps that show all qualified candidates whose names will appear on the ballot in the March 17 primary election. The map also includes write-in candidates who have appropriately filed. Learn more here.


  • U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes to reduce hunger aid in Cleveland by $13 million annually

    Next year the U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed reducing annual hunger aid in Cleveland by $13 million and by $21 million in Cuyahoga County as a whole. Approximately 4.1 million meals would be lost in the City of Cleveland and 6.7 million meals in Cuyahoga County. Read more here.



  • The poorer your neighborhood, the shorter your life

    Not everyone has an equal opportunity to live a long and healthy life. There is much more to health than health care; the conditions in the community in which you live influence how healthy you will be and how long you will live. Being able to measure health outcomes at the very local level is important if we are to shape policies and services that improve these conditions for vulnerable communities. Learn more about the life expectancy in your community here.