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>Schemes and Scams Awareness Event Held at BRC

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On Tuesday, March 8, Brethren Retirement Community hosted Schemes and Scams -How to Protect Yourself, a free event presented and coordinated by the Dayton Better Business Bureau. It was an afternoon filled with great information and a panel discussion from several consumer protection organizations who partnered with the Better Business Bureau for this event.

Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine’s office was present and provided everyone with a list of Ohio Consumer Fraud Resources. This is important information for every household to have.

  • Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Section, Help Center – 800-282-0515
  • Identity Theft Passport Program, 888-694-3463, www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov
  • Ohio Department of Commerce, Financial Institutions, Investor Protection Hotline: 877-N VEST 411, www.com.ohio.gov
  • Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, Utility and Phone Fraud, 877-742-5622, www.pickocc.org
  • Ohio Department of Insurance, Fraud and Consumer Services, Medicare OSHIP Hotline: 800-686-1578
  • Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526, www.insurance.ohio.gov
  • Better Business Bureau, Research and Business, 800-759-2400, www.bbb.org
  • Ohio Department of Aging, Long-term Care Ombudsman, 800-282-1206, www.aging.ohio.gov
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Adult Protection Services, www.jfs.ohio.gov
  • Ohio Secretary of State, Research a Business, 877-767-6446, www.sos.state.ohio.us
  • Save the Dream Ohio, Foreclosure Prevention Assistance, Hotline: 888-404-4674, www.savethedream.ohio.gov
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Report Mail Fraud, 877-876-2455, www.postalinspectors.uspis.gov
  • Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Complaint, 877-383-4357, www.ftc.gov
  • Ohio Legal Services, Legal Aid Provider, 866-529-6446, www.ohiolegalservices.org

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>Public mailboxes removed in Greenville

>In an apparent cost-cutting measure, the public mailbox on the 600-block of South Broadway was removed last week. Presumably, several other local mailboxes were also removed – as this removed box was added to a truck with 6 or 8 other mailboxes already on board. The sidewalk now has an ugly – and potentially dangerous slab – where a very convenient mailbox used to be.

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>Progress continues with Wayne Hospital expansion

>In recent weeks, the Wayne Hospital construction has been less-than-aesthetically pleasing, with plenty of rusted metal beams and plastic sheeting present (the latter in shreds after a series of windstorms). However, the project is advancing to the point that a fair amount of the finished exterior is now up.

The new wing has a light contemporary exterior, which is an interestng contrast with the tan brick of the original building. The current construction is on schedule to be completed in January 2010.
(Below is a current photo – and a prior artists’ rendering of the finished project)

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