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Defiance County board of DD levy request denied
Friday, June 22, 2018
Defiance County commissioners have rejected a request by the county's board of development disabilities to place a new tax issue on the November ballot. Commissioners made the decision earlier this week in response to a recent request by Timothy Bower, superintendent of the Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DO). Bower and the DD board had
 
Lima conference shares tips about social media
Friday, June 22, 2018
Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, LinkedIn — the number of social media options that can help businesses succeed can be convenient. But for those who can’t tell a hashtag from a tweet, the constantly evolving marketing tactic that is social media may be more obtuse than opportunistic. Jessika Phillips, owner of NOW Marketing Group, wanted
 
Carrying the torch (photo)
Friday, June 22, 2018
Special Olympics athletes from Blanchard Valley Center help carry the Special Olympics torch through Findlay on Wednesday afternoon. The athletes received the torch from area law enforcement officers, who are taking part in the 32nd Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Over 2,000 officers across the state are running or biking through over
 
County Council hears Summit DD fiscal update
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Summit County Developmental Disabilities (Summit DD) Board finances are solid, according to an update delivered at County Council’s June 18 meeting. Summit DD Superintendent John Trunk and Fiscal Director Mira Pozna briefed Council regarding the organization’s 2017 activity and the picture so far in 2018. Trunk stated the organization ended
 
Bycroft board OKs 3-year pact
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Raises for the next three years were awarded to the Robert Bycroft Education Association (RBEA) on Wednesday. The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities (BDD) approved a new three-year contract for the union during the meeting. Superintendent Bill Devon said the agreement was reached in only six hours of negotiations. Before the contract
 
Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities renewal levy closer to ballot
Thursday, June 21, 2018
The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities has taken the next steps to putting a renewal levy on the Nov. 6 ballot. At Tuesday’s Wood County Commissioners’ meeting, Director Brent Baer said that the board on Monday passed a resolution asking for a 2.45, five-year levy. This is is less than the 2.95 mills being collected now with a
 
Celebrating a new homeowner
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Community Action Commission (CAC) of Fayette County joined together with local and state officials to celebrate a new homeowner on Staunton-Sugar Grove Road Wednesday afternoon, thanks to the Self-Help Housing Program. Charles Cadamy, who was featured in a June 17, 2015 article in the Record-Herald as part of the Fayette Progressive Industries
 
Celebrating Special Olympics as a family affair
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The history of people with developmental disabilities has not always been a pleasant one. Children were not allowed to go to school and adults were not permitted to work or be members of their own community. Few people imagined the greatness that people with intellectual disabilities could actually achieve. That changed when Eunice Kennedy Shriver
 
Developmental Disabilities awards EMLSD $46k grant
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently awarded the East Muskingum School District with a mini-grant for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount of $46,211.61. This mini-grant will provide East Muskingum with the funds to purchase modified handicapped accessible van to transport students to and from school and field trips, allowing
 
Lake County police, Special Olympics team up with Deepwood for annual Torch Run
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Police vehicles escorting a throng of cyclists, many of whom were taking turns holding a symbolic Olympic torch, made their way June 19 through the streets of Lake and Cuyahoga counties. Back again for a 32nd time, the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ohio kicks off the Special Olympics Summer Games held in Columbus, starting June 22.
 
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