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Middletown health commissioner joins county DD board
Friday, January 19, 2018
Middletown Heath Commissioner Jackie Phillips is the newest board member for the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Phillips was sworn in on Jan. 11 by Butler County Commissioner T.C. Rogers. “In reviewing the strengths and skill sets of the Board members, we determined we did not have a member knowledgeable in the healthcare
A tale of three schools
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Charles Dickens writes about “the best of times” and “the worst of times” in his literary classic, “A Tale of Two Cities.” For schools across Ohio, the stark reality is that many are facing their own “season of Darkness” as the state has failed in its constitutional duty to “thoroughly and
Fairhaven, Hubbard students share special bond
Thursday, January 18, 2018
No matter which team scored at the Fairhaven basketball game Wednesday morning, everybody cheered and the Hubbard High School band played when the ball sank into a basket. Sue Verostko’s son Joey, 21, plays on the Fairhaven team and also was a trumpet player in the Hubbard band for four years alongside his sister Julie, 20. Verostko said it’s
Bowen appointed to Board of Developmental Disabilities
Thursday, January 18, 2018
On Jan. 1, 2018, the Pike County Board of Commissioners appointed Lou Fern Bowen to an unexpired term on the Pike County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a result of the retirement of former Board member and President Roger “Gabby” Smith, the longest serving Board member and longest serving president in Board history. “Fern,”
Murray Ridge Center seeks levy renewal
Thursday, January 18, 2018
County commissioners unanimously voted to place a renewal levy on the May ballot for the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The renewal levy is for 1.6875 mills for five years, said Board Superintendent Amber Fisher. “This levy is a renewal, so it won’t cost the taxpayers any additional dollars,” Fisher said Wednesday
SALT meetings resume Jan. 18
Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities is resuming its monthly School to Adult Life Transition (SALT) program 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Atrium Center, 121 Fairgrounds Road. The January SALT meeting will be part one of a two-part series on waivers. For the first part of this series, Tom Schaeffer, Medicaid Services Manager for the
Gallia intensive care DD facility to close
Thursday, January 18, 2018
According to the Gallia Board of Developmental Disabilities, Middleton Estates on Cliffside Drive will soon be closing and the board will be purchasing new homes in Gallia to support client needs. “Middleton is called an ICF,” said Board Superintendent Pamela Combs. “It’s an intensive care facility. When they were created they were
MCBDD, Twin City Opera House to host Sensory Friendly Movies
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Morgan County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Twin City Opera House will again be hosting Sensory Friendly Movies. Upcoming movies include: Ferdinand at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and CoCo at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Everyone will receive free popcorn and soda. The concept of Sensory Friendly Films began in 2007 when AMC Theatres and
Coshocton Foundation awards grants
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The distribution committee of the Coshocton Foundation recently awarded 12 grants totaling $62,363 to various community organizations. They include: •Our Town Coshocton received $35,000 for its courthouse lighting project. •Ronald McDonald House received $5,000 to provides nights of rest for families of Coshocton County. •Coshocton County
Lorain County Administrator: Movement expected with transportation center renovation
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Lorain County Commissioners announced work will be kicked into high gear on the final leg of the Intermodal Transportation Center renovation in Elyria. The longstanding project would see the Lorain County Transportation Center, 40 East Ave., renovated to allow stops by passenger Amtrak trains. County Administrator James Cordes said in the
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