MYCAP could lose nutrition program

[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1380676855&height=360&page_count=5&pf_id=9626&show_title=1&va_id=4397538&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=360 div_id=videoplayer-1380676855 type=script]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — It appears the problems of the past are coming back to haunt the Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership or MYCAP.

Directors said the Ohio Department of Education sent a letter last week requesting the agency give up its nutrition program because of issues that arose a number of years ago under former CEO Richard Roller, who’s now under indictment for his handling of MYCAP finances and programs.

“We’re very confident that we’ve made the necessary changes that they should be satisfied with. We’re able to document it. We’re able to verify it,” said MYCAP CEO Renee Walton.

But Walton said losing the nutrition program could negatively impact the local Head Start agency, which serves about 1,700 lower income children and adults in the area. Walton said she plans to appeal the state’s request.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s