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Columbiana County group helps clients 'Reach 4 More'
Friday, August 24, 2018
A program in Columbiana County that helps people with disabilities find jobs is now into its second year and their successes are numerous. The Columbiana Board of Developmental Disabilities started the Reach 4 More program to pair employers with clients and to help dispel misconceptions about hiring those with some limitations. “Many people, myself
LaTourette Visits Metzenbaum, Talks DD Policy and Funding
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Aa the Ohio General Assembly moves toward a new two-year budget process in early 2019, Ohio Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-Chester Township) met Aug. 15 with Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Don Rice and Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Gina Brown at Metzenbaum Center on Cedar Road to discuss
Facility upgrades bolster services to Pioneer students
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Facility renovations designed to enhance the ability to teach daily living skills are among the changes that welcomed students back to the Pioneer School this week. "This is our home training room, where we work on activities of daily living to teach students life skills," said Regina Speas, Pioneer's director of education, gesturing around a room looking
State accredits Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities (PCBDD) has been accredited by the state for the quality services and supports it provides to people with disabilities. The accreditation was part of a statewide review for all 88 Counties to ensure that Boards of DD are meeting the standards outlined in the Ohio Administrative Code. An accreditation
Goodwill to open training center on Monday
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Goodwill Industries of South Central Ohio is opening the Pickaway Activities and Training Center on Monday. The center is aimed at providing residents in Pickaway County with disabilities opportunities to participate in activities and training to aid them in life skill experiences and train them for employment in the private sector. The center will also
Discovery Center Begins New School Year
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Saul Bauer welcomed Discovery Center staff and students for the 2018-19 school year at the board’s Thursday evening meeting. Discovery Center Staff returned to work Monday, and preschoolers began classes Wednesday or will start classes Monday, Aug. 20. Two new staff members joined the
Tuscarawas County Public Library System to host sensory carnival
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a sensory carnival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Main Library, 121 Fair Ave. NW, New Philadelphia. The event, offered in partnership with the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Centers Pop Up Museum, will feature
Helicopter drops in at Board of DD picnic
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Those who attended the Vinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ community picnic at Wyman Park in McArthur Friday were promised a “surprise.” Sure enough, as everyone was digging into their fried chicken and pasta salad, the hum or a helicopter could be heard in the distance. “It’s something we’ve been
Scioto Downs Casino Employs Adults with Disabilities with the SEARCH Program
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Eldorado Scioto Downs Casino has put their bet in on SEARCH, a new employment program for people with disabilities. Scioto Downs has teamed up with Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities with the program called SEARCH. This program designed to find people within the adult disability group that can perform and be trained to do a part-time or
Local levies dominate fall ballot
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Voters in Coshocton County will have several property tax levies to consider on the Nov. 6 ballot. Deadline to file for the fall general election with the Coshocton County Board of Elections was Wednesday. The board will certify the ballot at its meeting on Tuesday. However, it appears as if about a dozen levies, many renewals, will be decided. New levies
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