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Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague holds a roundtable discussion

Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague holds a roundtable discussion

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague held a stakeholder roundtable recently at the Lancaster/Fairfield Chamber of Commerce with local government officials and small business owners. The event marked the third stop in Sprague’s statewide listening tour on inflation, which will occur throughout Ohio during the month of March.

In addition to the impact of inflation on local governments and small businesses, Treasurer Sprague highlighted proposed updates to the Ag-LINK program. For more than 30 years, Ag-LINK has helped Ohio farm operators and other agricultural businesses finance upfront operating costs through reduced interest loans.

As part of his Ohio Gains initiative, Treasurer Sprague has proposed a series of reforms aimed at modernizing the program, including the removal of individual loan caps and adding agriculture co-operatives as eligible borrowers.

The Ohio Gains initiative aims to put the state’s balance sheet to work for Ohio and its institutions. The proposal centers around three new investment reforms that will help bolster support for the state’s agriculture community, health systems, and institutions of higher education.

Eastland-Fairfield to Hold Adult Information Night on April 28

GROVEPORT – Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools invites adults in the Greater Columbus area to explore opportunities available to them through its Adult Workforce Development division at an information session being held in the Multi-Purpose Room at Eastland Career Center at 6:30 p.m. April 28.

The program will open with general information about Eastland-Fairfield Adult Workforce Development followed by general Q&A. Interested individuals may then break off and explore the programs they are most interested in and speak to staff about curriculum, the enrollment process, financial aid opportunities, and more.

The Adult Workforce Development (AWD) division at Eastland-Fairfield currently offers seven full-time programs for those seeking to change careers, explore additional career opportunities, and/or obtain industry certifications. Programs that will be available to explore at the information session include Welding, HVAC (Heating, Cooling, and Air Conditioning), Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, and Basic Police Officer Training (must be 21 to enroll). New to its programming lineup in 2022 are Plumbing and Facilities Maintenance.

Eastland-Fairfield AWD also supports Aspire programming, which provides free services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Eastland-Fairfield’s Aspire program currently provides High School Equivalency (formerly GED) preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and new in 2022 is its Game Development and Coding program. All programs are at no cost.

To register for Adult Information Night, please go to

(registration is not required to attend)

For more information about the Adult Workforce Development programs at Eastland-Fairfield, visit Questions regarding adult programming or the Adult Information Night may be directed to the AWD staff at 614-836-4541 or by email at [email protected].


There will be a TID Board Meeting of the Fairfield County Transportation District at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Participants will have the option to meet at the Fairfield County Engineer’s Office; 3026 W. Fair Avenue; Lancaster, OH 43130 OR virtually by the following:

  • To join this meeting, from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:

  • To join the meeting via phone, please call: tel:+18668994679,,264877677# Access Code: 264-877-677

This article originally appeared on Lancaster Eagle-Gazette: News briefs: Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague holds a roundtable discussion

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