MYCAP could lose nutrition program

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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.

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