Columbia Gas reminds Ohioans funding is available for heating costs

TOLEDO — Columbia Gas wants to remind Ohioans that funding is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help manage heating costs for those who qualify, according to a release from Columbia Gas.

HEAP is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans financial assistance with their home energy bills. A one-time benefit is applied directly to the customer’s utility bill or bulk fuel bill, the release states.

Household income must be at or below 175 % of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify for the program, it states. Last year more than 96,000 Columbia Gas customers received funding to help manage their energy costs, it states.

Applications for HEAP can be started by visiting www.energyhelp.ohio.gov but must be completed at your local energy assistance provider, it states.

To find a list of local energy assistance providers or to see if you qualify for the program, call Columbia Gas at (800) 344-4077.

No TRIAD meeting today

FOSTORIA — There will be no TRIAD meeting Monday, Nov. 11, a release from Fostoria Police Department states.

There will be no meeting today in order to promote and encourage individuals to attend Veterans Day events, the release states.

TRIAD strives to reduce criminal victimization of older persons, improve quality of life for older adults, educate and involve the community in implementing solutions and enhance delivery of law enforcement services to the elderly, it states.

TRIAD normally meets on the second Monday of each month and the location of the meeting rotates between Good Shepherd Home, Independence House, St. Catherine’s and the Fostoria Senior Center, it states.

For questions or to discuss having a specific topic covered, call Officer Adam Nelson of the Fostoria Police Department at (419) 435-8573.

Jim Jordan staff to host Tiffin meeting Wednesday

A staff member of Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) is to meet with constituents 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Caroline Bick, Jordan’s deputy district director, is to be at Tiffin-Seneca Library, 77 Jefferson St.