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OACB honors disability and elder law attorney Franklin Hickman with Lifetime Achievement Award
Monday, December 3, 2018
In a ceremony at the 35th Annual Convention on November 28, OACB was proud to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Franklin J. Hickman. The association’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a public official, board member, or other individual who has demonstrated throughout his or her professional lifetime a commitment
 
Voters in 14 Ohio counties approve board of DD levy issues in 2018 midterms
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Sixteen county boards of developmental disabilities had levy requests on the ballot during the November 6 general election. Of those ballot issues, 14 have passed, according to unofficial final results from those counties' boards of elections. The unofficial results on election night are as follows: Congratulations to the staff, volunteers, friends,
 
Editorial: Don't focus on bad DD PR in November
Sunday, October 21, 2018
When voters head to the ballot box next month they will have difficult choices to make on a number of local levies. As always, whether someone can afford or believes in a tax is a personal decision, and we respect those hard choices. But, we hope, poor public relations skills do not factor into that reasoning. Issue 2 is a seven-year, 0.5-mill renewal levy
 
Disabilities board to sell surplus land, old vehicles
Saturday, October 20, 2018
The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities voted on Wednesday to sell off some surplus property along state Route 45, which will allow a neighbor to expand the size of their lot. The strip being sold is 20 feet wide by 100 feet long, which Superintendent Bill Devin said will be sold at or above the appraised fair market value with the
 
BDD approves sale of property
Saturday, October 20, 2018
The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities voted on Wednesday to sell off some surplus property along state Route 45, which will allow a neighbor to expand the size of their lot. The strip being sold is 20 feet wide by 100 feet long, which Superintendent Bill Devin said will be sold at or above the appraised fair market value with the
 
Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on Issue 2
Saturday, October 20, 2018
I’m Tom Church, former Ashtabula County resident and 1998 graduate of Conneaut High School. Currently, I am head men’s basketball coach at Tiffin University. Our family has always been huge sports fans, especially my aunt, Terri Church. She loves following all the Cleveland sports teams and has also participated in Special Olympics bowling and
 
2 Butler County agencies lauded for fiscal transformation
Saturday, October 20, 2018
The Butler County commissioners had high praise for two agencies that were floundering a few years ago and are now flourishing but frugal. During budget hearings last year Lisa Guliano warned commissioners the Board of Developmental Disabilities would be on the ballot with a levy question this year. Monday she announced the department is in sound financial
 
Guernsey County Board of DD hosts ‘Employment Breakfast’
Friday, October 19, 2018
Officials of the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities said they “proudly” hosted their third annual Employment Breakfast recently to encourage community inclusion in employment. The Board works diligently to help people with developmental and intellectual disabilities to achieve their dreams. “We are moving past finding
 
A Chosen Ambassador
Friday, October 19, 2018
Becky Rader has brought a lot to her classroom at Fairhaven School, a part of Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities. That was recently noticed by the people at DonorsChoose.org as they selected her as a volunteer Teacher Ambassador. DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit website that engages the public in supporting public schools. When a teacher
 
Madison County Tigers honored
Friday, October 19, 2018
Recently, a trio of individuals involved with Madison County Special Olympics were honored by the Agonis Club of Columbus. Those recognized were Courtney Salters, Waymond Harris, and Billy Fuller, Jr. They were each presented with the Jimmy Crum/Dr. Frank P. Sobolewski Award. The Agonis Club is a non-profit organization consisting of fellow sports
 
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