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Strouds ‘Friends’ group unveils new accessible trail at park
Monday, October 15, 2018
A new nature trail has been installed at Strouds Run State Park that features a graded path accessible to people with disabilities (including those in wheelchairs) and other mobility issues. Meredith Erlewine, a board member and past president of the non-profit Friends of Strouds Run State Park, told a crowd of supporters and local residents Friday morning
 
Defiance DD levy up for renewal
Sunday, October 14, 2018
With early voting underway this week for the Nov. 6 election, voters in Defiance County will decide the fate of a renewal levy for the Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD). The six-year renewal levy for 0.85-mill is on the ballot to support the DD board's services in the county. Superintendent Timothy Bower wishes to remind the
 
Levy sought to boost lives of those facing developmental disabilities
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Teresa Gantt never thought she was going to be a mother, a belief held since her teenage years. "I didn't think I physically could," she said holding a small photo album. "I had step- children and they had their own lives at this point. I thought that was it." But in 1998, shortly after her wedding day with her partner of 19 years, they received a gift.
 
Editorial: Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities levy a necessity
Friday, October 12, 2018
Tax increases are never an easy sell, especially ones that require a significant infusion of new money. But regardless of people's initial inclination, the increase being sought by the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities is warranted. It should be supported this fall. The department providing support for 800 county residents this year is
 
Letter to the Editor: Support community members by supporting MCBDD levy
Friday, October 12, 2018
I have the privilege of serving as president of Marca Industries Inc. Board of Directors. Marca is a nonprofit charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our mission is to provide employment, growth and support to individuals with developmental disabilities so that they have more meaningful lives. All people with developmental
 
Fairway Preschool celebrates Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch Time
Friday, October 12, 2018
Fairway Preschool is joining schools, early care sites, hospitals, universities, state agencies, and non-profit organizations across the Great Lakes Region to celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into The Ohio State University’s Unger Research Farm apples for the fifth annual Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch. Over 1.4 million students,
 
Voters in 16 Ohio counties to decide board of DD levy issues in midterm elections
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Sixteen of Ohio's county boards of developmental disabilities will ask voters to approve levy issues in the 2018 general election, taking place on Tuesday, November 6. The specifics of these requests are as listed below. For more information about a specific county's levy issue than what is listed below, refer to that county's sample ballot (click here for
 
Boards of DD, Sen. Uecker meet to talk budget
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Lawrence County Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Julie Monroe and Board President Carla Salyer, along with Scioto County Board of DD’s Superintendent, Matt Pucell, met with state Sen. Joe Uecker, R-Miami Township, October 3 to discuss disability policy and funding ahead of the upcoming two-year state budget process. The meeting, which was
 
Training for active shooters continue
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Late Tuesday morning, sirens, lights and emergency personnel surrounded the Hocking County Board of Developmental Disabilities as they put their training to the test for an active shooter drill. Logan Police Captain Ryan Gabriel, said LPD was approached by the Board of DD to conduct a full­scale drill for the first time with their staff that uses ALICE
 
Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on Issue 2
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
My name is Amy Nagle and I would like to take this opportunity to share a piece of my daughter Katie Shaughnessy’s story. Katie is developmentally delayed. She is a client of the Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities. She is a contributing member of our county! The County Board of Developmental Disabilities has greatly affected my
 
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