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The Communicator is published by the Hamilton County Educational Service Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The original “Communicator” was published by the Hamilton County Office of Education from 1968 through 1974 as a large format newspaper distributed throughout southwest Ohio.

The purpose of The Communicator, according to then Superintendent of Hamilton County Schools John L. Wilson, was to “improve the understanding between the Hamilton County Office of education and the local school districts and their communities.”

He went on to say, “We want everyone to understand what the Office of Education has accomplished, is accomplishing and hopes to accomplish; what the local school districts have accomplished and are accomplishing; and hope to accomplish and how we work together to do more to improve educational programs for all youth – in and out of school.” (John L. Wilson, The Communicator, January, 1968)

Our re-invisioning of this journalistic paper hopes to further that mission. We will strive to share what is good in education while being fair and honest. We invite your comments and questions.

Rob Kovacs, Communications Coordinator
Hamilton County ESC

Hamilton County Educational Service Center (ESC) is a not-for-profit, government entity that provides support to educational entities, non-profits, and other government agencies in instruction, administration, technology, personnel, and finance.

We are a local political subdivisions and considered a school district under state law – 3311.055 Ohio Revised Code, a local education agency or LEA under federal law – 20 USCS §7801(17) (ESEA, IDEA, HEA, Perkins), and governed by a publicly-elected board of education.

Hamilton County ESC administrative offices are located at 11083 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45231. For more information, visit our main website at or call us at 513-674-4200.

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