News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

NOCHE

Knight Foundation

Levin Furniture


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Cutbacks are expected for food stamp recipients
Federal government has denied Ohio official's requests to reverse planned cutbacks.
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


Reporter
Bill Cohen
 
Eight-hundred and sixty-nine thousand Ohio households currently get food stamps, but some of those families are about to see their allotment cut. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
 
Listen to Cohen's full story.

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:40)


Listen to Cohen's interview with Johnson.

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:51)


Some Ohio food stamp recipients whose allotments are based on utility costs are facing a cut in assistance of $50 every month.

“As we calculate the cost of utilities, the average price has gone down primarily because we had a mild winter and because the price of natural gas has dropped,” says Ben Johnson, an Ohio Jobs and Family Services spokesman.

Johnson says Ohio officials asked the federal government to mute the food stamps cutbacks on Ohio families, but the requests were denied. The cutbacks are being made across the country.

Officials at Ohio food banks are worried that the food stamp cut will mean even more families coming to local food pantries.

Listener Comments:

I heard the stories about cutbacks on food stamps. Your station had mention of it a while back and I've heard it again yesterday and today. While I feel for those that truly are in need of help with keeping their families fed I can't help but shrug at the news. I work in a retail store. When buying food (which often includes soda, candy and potato chips) it is on the governments tab. Part of which I am paying for. Those same people then buy beer, cartons of cigarettes, makeup and other high price items with cash. The food stamp system is being abused by many and should be revised to make it a true assistance program like WIC. The money available would then go further and help those truly in need.


Posted by: Mary on November 1, 2013 5:11AM
Surprise Ohio! You got who you voted for, and just wait there's more to come!


Posted by: Adk (nc) on November 12, 2012 4:11AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Could University Circle developments ripple into East Cleveland?
Outsiders are so far off the beaten path and you all need to attend the meeting being held today 8/31/15 Cleveland Public Library, 1:00 PM. http://44112news.co...

ResponsibleOhio leader says the state is trying to set Issue 3 up for failure
Ohio suppose to believe that a group of investors were united under one cause to legalize marijuana.Once legal they all of sudden turn into 10 different compani...

Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

State creates panel to look at Ohio charter school sponsors
It is more than disturbing that charter schools, which seemed like a good idea years ago, have begun to cripple public school education.

DEVO mural in Akron is now on display downtown
The installation is not at the former site of Chili Dog Mac. CDM was one block north on the other side of Main St.

New report shows growth in white collar jobs for Northeast Ohio
Unfortunately, there are fewer jobs in comparison to the number of professionals applying for them. I have been had a full time job since June 2012. In order to...

Advocacy group: Ohio could lead in clean energy
Ohio Legislators, You are supposed to be our leaders but you're not taking us where we want to go - where we need to go!

Campaign for and against marijuana legalization begins
Cannabis legalization needs to happen as soon as possible! But not if it gives monopolies to a selected few to grow and sell the herb. Responsible Ohio's mono...

Heinen's in downtown Cleveland sponsors a contest for food entrepreneurs
Love that this took place right here! What a way to support local. Thank you Heinens! Love this quote, as a small local biz, I agree, it's big!! "To be a small...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University