Welfare agency cuts 3 jobs

Three positions have been eliminated at Huron County Department of Job and Family Services in order to "do more with less and being more efficient." Eliminated will be one administrator and one eligibility/referral supervisor position. Also eliminated was the public information officer Stacia Badovic. Marla White, Jon Kelley and Badovic were told Friday their jobs would be eliminated, effective Aug. 24.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Three positions have been eliminated at Huron County Department of Job and Family Services in order to "do more with less and being more efficient."

Eliminated will be one administrator and one eligibility/referral supervisor position. Also eliminated was the public information officer Stacia Badovic. Marla White, Jon Kelley and Badovic were told Friday their jobs would be eliminated, effective Aug. 24.

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Comments

Jan Boyd (Anonymous)

Thank my friend for e-mailing me on the use of my name. Please be assured that I am very happy in my new life. I miss Ohio and the fine people I have met but I get to see my children and grandchildren and that is more important. I feel bad not only for those who have lost their jobs but for the whole department. It is a good place to work with some wonderful people there and it is a shame that it has come to this. Please take a moment a reflect on how all this negative is hurting HCDJFS and the community. Norwalk is a wonderful place to live and to raise your family, this type of name calling a hurtful comments do not help heal. To Marla, Jon and Stacy I wish you well, you are all fighters and will bounce back and do well. For the rest of the Office and Huron county don't reval in the hurt of others, it could be you some day. God Bless all of you.

smalltowner (An...

I personally know Jon and you people are just plain wrong about her. She is probably one of the few people left in the area that really gives a care about her job and the people she is trying to help. She has been there and done that so she knows what the system should be doing ,and I know without her help and advice my own problems may not have turned out as they did and they did turn out great.My family is together and whole because we took her advice. You are just running off at the mouth about someone you do not know. Yes, she can be tough as nails when the need is there, but she is also one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to know and I have known her for 30 years.

Still Climbing ...

Just to help those who care keep some form of perspective, I would like to share a little about how Jon Kelley helped me in my life.

Not so many years ago when I was going through some hard times, something many human beings do, at least those not as fortunate as ex-employee, I had the opportunity to engage in serious dialogue with Jon Kelley. I knew of Jon Kelley’s personal challenges, a sick spouse, grandchildren needed someone to care for them and other issues.

Jon Kelley challenged me to “keeps climbing that ladder” which I’m very proud to say I have. Many times over the past 10 years I’ve recalled Jon Kelley’s voice saying to me “Just keep climbing that ladder, your better that that, you deserve more, and you can do it!”

Thank you so much for what you did for me Jon Kelley! And may nothing but good things come your way, and I’m sure they will.

Despite all this banter, you’re a special person in my life, and I know many others!

ex employee (An...

The Jon and Marla are not the same people to work in HCDJFS, they are spitefull and mean people.

smalltowner (An...

wrong again they are one in the same Jon Kelley I know because I have been to her home and I have seen her at work. You just don't know her.

re: smalltowner...

Jon has two faces and you have only seen one. Aske the people at work that she has stabbed in the back to get where she WAS at. What goes around comes around and now it is her turn to fall.

smalltowner (An...

I stand behind what I said and I stand behind Jon 100% SHE IS A GOOD PERSON!end of story

bittercup (Anon...

you have a lot to stand behind.

jobless in norw...

Seems to me Marci, Sara, Rhonda and Beth will have to start sucking up to someone new to retain their jobs. They need to clean house and get rid of all the trouble makers for that office. Confidentiality is a joke when if comes to the drinking buddies, if you want your life story out there for all of Norwalk to hear, go see Jon and Marla's staff. If you need assitance in finding a job or getting a better education, see can see them out smoking, you will have a better chance outside then in the building. Good luck Marla and Jon, maybe your old staff will be willing to come in and help your find a job.

smalltowner (An...

to bittercup> you have obviously got something you are trying to say so why not just say it? I still stand by what I said if you have a problem with that then tell my what the problem is because I can't change how I believe and what I know in my heart to be true.

Re: jobless (An...

Get a job...and don't think of becoming a writer, you'll still be jobless.

bittercup (Anon...

Have you seen the size of Jon Kelly, the sign wide load was made for her.

jobless in norw...

I have a job and I am doing very well at it don't you think.

jobless in norw...

In law, defamation is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may harm the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal actions, civil and/or criminal, to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against criticism. I'm sorry for what I said!

jobless in norw...

Sike, no I am not sorry.

someone who car...

People you have gotten off track. This is about an office that has been in trouble for a long time. You have a Director who had an affair when he was not Director, mistake on his part but who am I to judge. You have a woman who had the affair with him, was she over looked for promotion, who knows. That will be determined by a court of law. You have 2 people who are out of work. Does it make a difference if they drink or don't drink. That office is crying out for new leadership and it can not come from within. There are to many hard feelings in the office amongst the staff and management. The commissioners need to look outside the agency for new blood, someone who does not have a history with the office. Then maybe then they can get back to the business of helping the fine people of Huron County. God Bless

ex employee (An...

"Defamation" is the general term used internationally, and is used in this article where it is not necessary to distinguish between "slander" and "libel". Libel and slander both require publication. The fundamental distinction between libel and slander lies solely in the form in which the defamatory matter is published. If the offending material is published in some fleeting form, as by spoken words or sounds, sign language, gestures and the like, then this is slander. If it is published in more durable form, for example in written words, film, compact disc (CD), DVD, internet blogging and the like, then it is considered libel. So I'm sooooo sorry!

Re: jobless in ...

" Sike, no I am not sorry. " LOL! LOL! Time to get spell check, little one!

ex employee (An...

I would never say I am sorry for speaking the truth, if you be trying to scare me, boooooo I don't scare easy and I would never be afraid of a wanna be lawyer. Now bet back to work you public SERVANT and serve me.

Hey ex... (Anon...

shouldn't you be out on a ledge somewhere?

To hey ex (Anon...

shouldn't you be getting back to work so that the people of Huron County get their benefits. Big brother is watching you.

ex employee/But...

Well I have to go to work, so I will see you when I have put in my 9 hours. You see I do not abuse the company equipment for personal use.

smalltowner (An...

To BITTERCUP> GROW UP!!! Jonny is one of the nicest people and I don't see where the size of a person should be an issue, she has got a big heart where you HAVE NONE.

Take a moment (...

Let's all take a deep breath and relax. All this name calling is not getting you anywhere. When someone acts immature all you need to do is ignore them. They are looking for attention and you are giving it to them. Focus on the real issue here jobs are being cut and and agency is in termoil.

Sad (Anonymous)

You are right, the real issue is 3 people losing their jobs. I am glad that Jon will be able to maintain her income. Those of us that know her know her needs. I do feel bad for Marla and Stacy, my prayers are with them and I know they will bounce back. Let pray for HCDJFS and hope that the commissioners get someone in there that can settle it down.

job cutter (Ano...

jobs just got cut? sounds like you need a little wwII!!

subject change:...

going to change the subject here.are there any of you out there in cyberland upset at what vic did with those poor animals?if so, please try to notify-mr.roger goodell through www.Peta.org or any other avenue possible.PLEASE!! this kind of animal crulety must stop!these football players are being paid millions of dollars to be in the public eye.the NFL needs to update their contract laws,to include abuse to people, animals, etc.he should NOT be allowed back in the game!if he continues to do so-this will not be a good sports model for our children to look up too!i'm tired of seeing people with a lot of money& in the publc eye, not getting stiff enough sentences for their crimes!

AlterEgo (Anonymous)

If you truly cared about animals then you would not mention the P organization. They are a rougue organization that would rather poison dogs themselves than to see them in Dog Shows such as the Westminster Kennel Club shows. If you truly gave a crap about the animals you would consider working with the ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,

smalltowner (An...

The last two comments, while having good points, have absolutely nothing to do with this article please make your point elsewhere.

Woooo Hoooo (An...

Well today is the day for dancing in the streets. Marla out on her boney tail, Jon demoted Life IS GoooooooooooD.

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