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Weiant Center to receive $6 million renovation
Monday, February 19, 2018
The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities will temporarily move to the Newark Commerce Center while the E.S. Weiant Center receives a $6 million renovation. The Board of DD will relocate its administrative offices, early childhood, employment supports and provider relations departments to the second floor of the Newark Commerce Center, at 195
 
Life. Learning. Adventures. The magic of Good Samaritan
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Originally, I had no real plans for my six-week winter break. Maybe I would head back to Oxford or spend my time babysitting or catching up on my never-ending list of books to read. Super exciting stuff, clearly. However, one day in early January, while taking Johnny to school, I decided to see if Good Samaritan could use a volunteer for a few days, just
 
Passion Works Studio celebrates 20th anniversary with two major events
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Passion Works Studio has been “Inspiring and Liberating the Human Spirit Through the Arts” since 1998. This year marks the celebration of the organization’s past and new beginning, according to a news release. For one thing, Patty Mitchell, artistic founder of Passion Works, has returned this year as the new executive director. Secondly,
 
Board of DD looks to fill 2 new positions
Saturday, February 17, 2018
The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities approved two new positions at their Thursday evening meeting — a behavior invention specialist and a therapy service coordinator. Regarding the positions, Superintendent Saul Bauer explained he recently met with leaders from mental health, drug and alcohol services; school districts; and Mac-O-Chee
 
Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities hosting carnival
Friday, February 16, 2018
In celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is inviting the community to a free community carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 3, at the Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road in Chester Township. This is the third year of the annual carnival and GCBDD will provide free food, games and
 
Mansfield enters into contract with Richland Newhope Industries for custodial services
Friday, February 16, 2018
Richland Newhope Industries, Inc. has been awarded the custodial services contract with the city over AFSCME Local 3088. As part of the three-year contract, Richland Newhope Industries will provide custodial services at the city municipal building, wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant and the utility collections building for $71,940 per year
 
3 friends with disabilities stay involved in community
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Besides looking and talking a little differently, Brent, Bruce and Justin are like everybody else. On Wednesday, the three friends with mild intellectual disabilities who live together in a house in Ravenna met at a bowling alley in Kent. Justin Gill, 25, wants to qualify for the Special Olympics next week. Gill, who works at United Disabilities Services
 
Broadmoor LEEP students participate in annual science fair
Thursday, February 15, 2018
A rainbow bubble snake, magnetic slime, an “egg-cano” and a walking rainbow are just a few of the projects that were on display at The LEEP Science Fair. The Lake Employment Experience Program has held the annual science fair for at least the last 10 years, giving program participants a chance to showcase their science skills. The event held
 
Teen uses prosthetic voice to lead Pledge of Allegiance for Avon City Council
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Who do we think we are? Our looks and personality help define who we are and so do our voices. But what does one do who doesn't have a voice? Avon High School senior Mateo Moreno answered that question on Feb. 12 at the City Council meeting. He led the Pledge of Allegiance that begins each meeting to demonstrate how he speaks through an augmentative and
 
Photos: Night to Shine event at Painesvills Baptist Church, Feb. 9, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
For more than 100 very special people from around Lake County, along with their families, Feb. 9 was a night they’ll never forget. Thanks to the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine for People with Special Needs, Painesville Baptist Church on Park Road in Painesville Township hosted its second annual contribution to the international event,
 
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