A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, but the world's most valuable company says it is complying with the laws and pays "an extraordinary amount" in taxes to the...Full Story >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
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COLUMBUS, OH (Toledo News Now) – As the leaves change and the temperatures begin to fall, the Ohio Development Services Agency wants to remind Ohioans that heating assistance is available this winter to eligible households through the HEAP Winter Crisis Program.
Administered by the ODSA's Office of Community Assistance, the program assists qualified Ohioans with winter heating costs Nov. 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013.
"With winter right around the corner, it is important that we provide Ohioans with assistance to maintain their heating source," said Christiane Schmenk, director of the ODSA. "The Winter Crisis Program is a valuable resource for Ohio's most vulnerable residents and is an important part of our mission to support Ohio's communities."
The HEAP Winter Crisis Program provides assistance once per heating season to eligible households that are threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected or have less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel. Approximately 155,000 households were served during the 2011-2012 Winter Crisis Program.
Qualifying for HEAP is dependent upon the size of the household and the total gross household income for either the past three or 12 months, which must be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
The following are the 2012-2013 guidelines:
Size of Household Past Three Months' Income Past 12 Months' Income
1 $5,585 $22,340
2 $7,565 $30,260
3 $9,545 $38,180
4 $11,525 $46,100
5 $13,505 $54,020
6 $15,485 $61,940
7 $17,465 $69,860
8 $19,445 $77,780
Households with more than eight members should add $1,980 per member to the quarterly income or $7,920 to the annual income.
Individuals interested in receiving HEAP Winter Crisis assistance must have a face-to-face interview at their local provider agency. Qualified Ohioans also can call the toll-free hotline at 800-282-0880, Monday through Friday for a referral to one of Ohio's 56 local service providers. Hearing impaired customers may dial (800) 686-1557 for assistance.
Also, an important reminder for Ohioans receiving assistance through the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP Plus):
Winter Crisis assistance may be applied to outstanding PIPP Plus payments. However, if the total outstanding PIPP Plus payment is more than the $175 Winter Crisis payment available to customers of regulated utilities, the balance must be paid by the PIPP Plus customer. PIPP Plus standardizes year-round utility payments, making it easier for customers to budget and helping good-paying customers get rid of old utility debt and avoid accruing new debt.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forFull Story >
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,Full Story >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.Full Story >
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