United Way of North Central Ohio present Bold Goal Champion Award


Alluvial Private Wealth recognized by United Way

MARION — United Way of North Central Ohio announces Alluvial Private Wealth of Marion as their first-ever Bold Goal Champion. As the UWNCO Bold Goal Champion, Alluvial Private Wealth has made a multi-year commitment to serve, invest in and participate in realizing the community’s collective vision for a prosperous, healthy region.

Each of the programs and initiatives supported by United Way of North Central Ohio impact one or more of these ambitious community goals:

  • Successful Children: BoldGoal1 programs improve early childhood literacy and preschool readiness, provide mentoring opportunities, and increase graduation rates;
  • Healthy Families: BoldGoal2 initiatives work to create vibrant neighborhoods and reduce food insecurity, provide safe and affordable housing, and ensure access to mind and body health services; and
  • Self-Employed Residents: BoldGoal3 programs provide access to personal development services, job training, credit counseling, and money management programs.

To learn more about the United Way of North Central Ohio and Bold Goals, visit unitedwaynco.org. For more information on the Bold Goal Champion program, contact Leslie Schneider at 740-383-3108.

Registration for Columbia Gas’ budget plan is ongoing

Columbia Gas has announced that all customers can enroll in the 2022-2023 budget plan. In August, customers can sign up for the budget plan in three ways: simply pay the “Budget Payment Amount” on their August bill; online at ColumbiaGasOhio.com/Budget; or call 1-800-344-4077 to speak to a customer service representative. With the budget plan, customers can avoid higher heating costs in winter by spreading payments over 12 months. After registration, from August 2022 to July 2023, customers will pay the budget payment amount listed on their monthly bill. The budget payment amount is the same every month, taking the guesswork out of budgeting and avoiding increased heating bills during the winter season. The accounts will be checked for accuracy in March and adjusted if necessary.

Each customer’s budget plan amount is calculated individually by considering their past consumption rates, 30-year typical weather, and current and estimated natural gas costs. The budget plan is free and open to all Columbia Gas customers.

For customers who need assistance, Columbia Gas would like to remind customers that the Ohio Department of Development, in cooperation with PUCO, has increased the income payment plan (PIPP) percentage from 150% of the federal poverty line to 175%. . PIPP is a payment reduction program that allows eligible customers to pay as little as 5% of their monthly income, or $10, for their gas service each month.


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