The Belmont County Commissioners passed a resolution declaring August as Child Support Awareness Month in Belmont County.

In 2017, the Belmont County Child Support Enforcement Agency handled 4,147 cases and collected just under $10.3 million in child support.

Director of Belmont County Department of Jobs and Family Services Vince Gianangeli stressed the importance of collecting child support.

Out of 88 counties in the state of Ohio, Belmont ranks 6th with a collection rate of 78.82%, which is above the state average at 69.68%.