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Ohio aiming to raise child support collection

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A statewide effort to collect more child support from parents is seeing mixed results from county to county in Ohio.

Child-support experts tell The Columbus Dispatch that the main reason is funding.

They say the number of cases each child-support caseworker deals with varies by county because of funding from each county.

Around the state, Geauga and Delaware counties each collected over 80% of the child-support money owed in the last fiscal year.

The statewide average was 66%.

A spokesman for the state Department of Job and Family Services says some low collection rates can be attributed to unemployment.

2 of the state's biggest counties, Cuyahoga and Hamilton, are among those with the lowest collection rates.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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