Crawford Conversation set on Emerging Workforce

Chris Pugh Group’s Editor’s Notebook

Sandy Mazur, an executive at Spherion, will speak on 2015’s Emerging Workforce Study during the next Crawford Conversation, 11:30 a.m. July 15 in the Bucyrus High School theatre.

“This presentation will be valuable to the work ahead of us at CCEEDP & Crawford: 20/20 Vision; workforce trends and challenges affect all of the areas we focus on—Business Success & Job Availability, Education and Workforce Preparation, Quality of Life, Public Safety & Drug Abuse, and Leadership Development,” said Michelle Failor, Communications Coordinator for CCEEDP and Crawford: 20/20 Vision. “In the coming months, we will be taking steps to address local workforce challenges through the Crawford Works initiative. The data that Spherion has compiled will definitely assist in those efforts. We thank Spherion for partnering with us to bring the Crawford County business community up to speed on this important and relevant topic.”

Call 419-563-1809 .

NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR KICKS OFF SUMMER COOLING SEASON – The Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program, a partnership of American Electric Power and Dollar Energy Fund, is providing utility assistance grants for the summer season.

AEP Ohio customers can apply for help to keep or restore electric service through Aug. 31.

“This past winter was extremely cold and lasted longer than anyone could have anticipated. As a result many Ohio families may be struggling with higher than expected utility bills which could get worse during the hot summer months,” said Pablo Vegas, president and chief operating officer for AEP Ohio. “AEP Ohio is committed to working with those customers to ensure their electric service continues even though they are struggling to make ends meet.”

The program is funded for public donations matched dollar for dollar by AEP.

For information about how to apply for assistance or donate, visit

CRAWFORD PARK DISTRICT AT FARMERS MARKET – The Crawford Park District is slated to take part in the Crestline Farmers Market on July 14.

Children will be able to make their own caterpillars from recycled egg cartons and can be taken home.

In addition, the district will pass out newsletters and share a picture of the upcoming indoor interactive tree house for children.


Pugh is the Group Content Editor for the Galion Inquirer, Bellville Star, Morrow County Sentinel and Knox County Citizen. You can reach him at [email protected] and on Twitter at @pughcivitas.