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Gov. appoints Spargo to chair Ohio DD Council
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Governor John Kasich has appointed Jo (Haney) Spargo as the new chairperson to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (Ohio DD Council). Spargo, of North Canton, begins her service to promote equal opportunities for the statewide disability community. The Paulding High School alumna started her work in the disability field right after college. As a
Stars aligning at Fairhaven
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Providing the five-star treatment. General Douglas MacArthur. The Four Seasons Restaurant. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Now add London’s Fairhaven School to that list. What they all have in common is that they have achieved five stars, signifying unparalleled success in their chosen area. Last week, the inclusive school of the Madison County Board of
Van Wert County Board of Developmental Disabilities wants your story
Friday, April 13, 2018
Van Wert County of Developmental Disabilities (VWDD) has been in the Van Wert community for over 50 years, providing services and funds to meet the needs of those with disabilities. VWDD recently partnered with Brand It Marketing Communications in Rockford, Ohio, to design a new logo, website and social media presence to meet the current needs and demands
Laughing with friends (photo)
Friday, April 13, 2018
Mark “The Toy” Rossio entertains the crowd during Thursday’s Grandfriends Day at the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Fairhaven School. Rossio is a much-anticipated annual visitor who always keeps the audience laughing.
Board of DD hires new Executive Assistant
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
After spending nine years with the Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities, as the Administrative Assistant, Belinda Lee announced she will retire on Friday, April 27. Belinda is a graduate of New Lexington High School and worked in the private sector, primarily in the banking industry. Belinda and her husband Steve returned to Ohio in 2009 after
Judge certifies class in Ball v. Kasich lawsuit
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
On March 30, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio allowed for the certification of a plaintiff class in Ball v. Kasich, allowing the case to move forward as a class-action lawsuit. In its decision, however, the court determined that the presiding judge should define the class in the lawsuit. Click here to see OACB’s new archive on
Hardwood Heroes game a slam dunk for Special Olympians
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Hardwood Heroes Celebrity Basketball Game on Saturday ended in heartache for the celebrity team, which lost in a lopsided contest, 104-19. This year’s celebrity team may well have set the record for the least scoring in the event’s 10-year history. However, the event raised more than $2,000 for Scioto County Special Olympics. All funds
8th Annual Deepwood Idol in Mentor crowns new winners
Saturday, April 7, 2018
More than 500 people were at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor on April 7 to watch talented singers, dancers, and a comedian compete for the 8th annual Deepwood Idol crown. Thirty-four acts from the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood auditioned for the competition. Those acts were narrowed down to the top 12 finalists. “It’s
Marion man finds success despite Williams Syndrome diagnosis
Friday, April 6, 2018
Pam Martin describes her pregnancy with son, Mason, as “perfect.” She said there were no complications and she felt great. When Mason was born, he was their first child so any challenges that they came across with eating and crying, they chalked up to “typical” and didn’t think much of it. He walked a little later than the
April proclaimed Autism Awareness Month
Friday, April 6, 2018
Mayor Patrick Closser presented Susan Thompson, superintendent of Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities, with a proclamation announcing April as Autism Awareness Month and April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day in London. Designating April as Autism Awareness Month and April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day is a global effort to promote
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