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Local nonprofit persists in helping boy with cerebral palsy catch a fish on his own
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The lazy days of summer bring with them some of life’s simplest joys — among many, a day of fishing. But for some, those simple joys are made complex by physical limitations. Christina Matthews of Ravenna discovered her 6-year-old son, Paxton Hemberger, enjoyed fishing during a trip to a lake last year, but his severe form of cerebral palsy
 
Greene County voters will be asked for 4 levy renewals in November. Here’s what they would do.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Voters in Greene County will be asked in November to renew four taxes that generate more than $20 million to support county services and Greene Memorial Hospital. County commissioners voted unanimously last week to put the four levies on the ballot. Each levy renewal, if approved, would be in place for five years: 1.5-mill levy for Greene County Children
 
Local students build ramp for little boy with rare condition
Monday, July 16, 2018
Clark County 4-year-old Donovan Puhala is a medical mystery. Doctors told his family that it was possible that he would die before the age of two. Doctors told his family that he would never crawl. Doctors told his family that he would never walk. But he’s doing it all — with a little help. “Just like Donovan, he’s proven them
 
Engineers help boy with cerebral palsy fish on his own
Monday, July 16, 2018
In many ways, Paxton Matthews is like any other boy his age. Those who know him describe Paxton as a 'go-getter,' a child who loves fishing, but whose struggles with cerebral palsy create challenges. His mother says when he caught his first fish she had to help him reel it in. "I had to take the pole away from him and he started crying, and I said ok we
 
Guernsey Co. Public Library chosen as Community Partner winner (photo)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Michael Limer, director of the Guernsey County District Public Library, is congratulated by Supt. Kellie Brown of the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities as the staff of the Guernsey County District Public Library was chosen as June’s Community Partner Award winner. The GCBDD’s Community Partner award is designed to showcase
 
Proposed DD renewal levy now a replacement in Defiance County
Friday, July 13, 2018
Defiance County commissioners have decided to allow a county Developmental Disabilities (DD) renewal levy to be placed on the ballot as a replacement. Commissioners had approved a resolution on July 2 agreeing to put the DD board's 0.85-mill, six-year renewal levy on the November ballot. As such, it would have continued to collect approximately $648,000
 
Maximum Accreditation (photo)
Friday, July 13, 2018
This week, the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) received a Three-Year Accreditation, the maximum awarded by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). It was conducted by DODD’s Office of Provider Standards and Review, Division of Legal and Oversight with an intense review of documentation, on-site visits, and
 
Lake County Special Olympics athletes bring home medals, memories
Friday, July 13, 2018
Seventy-one athletes from Lake County competed in the 2018 Ohio Special Olympics games, which took place on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus at the end of June. "Athletes from Lake County competed hard and with great sportsmanship, bringing home with them many medals, new friends, and a bunch of memories that will last a lifetime," said
 
Moving from ACJ&FS to ACBDD
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities (ACBDD) recently hired a new Medicaid services manager. Scott Zielinski, former director of Athens County Job & Family Services, officially moved from one county office to another last month, according to a release issued by the ACBDD. “We are extremely excited to have Scott join our
 
Self advocates invited back to Washington
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities met Tuesday afternoon at the Opportunity Center. Superintendent Lew Hurst said several self advocates have been invited for a second visit to make presentations during the ACCSES Conference July 22-25 in Washington, D.C. Having caught the attention of U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, during their
 
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