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Local agencies compete for workers to support people with disabilities
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Rochelle Butler said she’s had a rewarding three years working at Choices in Community Living supporting people in the Dayton area with developmental disabilities. “I have this passion for helping people and it’s a really rewarding feeling,” Butler said. Agencies that support clients with disabilities are heavily competing now to
 
Wood Lane makes preliminary pitch for November levy
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Many groups come to the Wood County Commissioners to get the board’s blessing before putting a levy on the countywide ballot. Very few are able to report that they will be asking for lower millage than in the past. Wood Lane Superintendent Brent Baer explained the situation to the county commissioners on Thursday. Over the last decade, the agency
 
Tributes, tears mark end of educator's 38-year career
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Pioneer Center Recreational Director Ric McConnell entered last week with one thing in mind for Pioneer Educational Supervisor Chitia Lewis. "It has been a personal goal of mine to make sure that Chitia cries every day," McConnell said. The school for students with developmental disabilities was right in the middle of "Chitia Week," a week of special
 
Project Search graduates 5th class
Friday, May 25, 2018
Six young people with disabilities graduated Thursday from an internship with Mercy Health-St. Rita’s. The interns completed a nine-month employability training program after meeting all the requirements for graduation at their home school districts. This is the fifth graduating class for Project Search. The Project Search partners include the
 
Developmental disabilities board plans for reduced levy request in November
Friday, May 25, 2018
Last year, the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities rolled back its request for levy money, giving a break to taxpayers. But the need for funding is still there, and the board will be on the ballot in November with a renewal levy, according to its director. Brent Baer told the Wood County Commissioners on Thursday that the board will most
 
Moviní on up
Friday, May 25, 2018
Fairhaven Preschool graduates and staff posed prior to graduation on Wednesday, May 23 at the school, operated by Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Graduates included front row from left: Jonathon Strebe, Miles Gildow, Lane Turvy, Lynen Samons, Olivia Rohner and Dylan Stewart; second row: Nakiyah Skaggs, Grant Garrett, Alyssa Sexton,
 
Van Wert County Board of Developmental Disabilities celebrates 50 years
Friday, May 25, 2018
For 50 years the Van Wert County Board of Developmental Disabilities have been serving Van Wert County and those who may need assistance. On Thursday, many in the community flocked to their location to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Jim Stripe, Van Wert County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent, said the lunch was a way for the
 
Votes needed for inclusive playground grant
Thursday, May 24, 2018
The Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities (KCBDD), along with the Health Department, Get Healthy Knox County and Creating Healthy Communities are working together to build an inclusive playground at Memorial Park. Toward this end, Jeanette Carpenter, the president of Mount Vernon Kiwanis who also works for KCBDD, applied for a grant through the
 
Allen County Board of DD donates to Unity Elementary
Thursday, May 24, 2018
The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities donned their red noses Thursday to help out a local food pantry. In honor of Red Nose Day, the Allen County Board of DD donated about 120 boxes and bags of cereal to the food pantry located at Unity Elementary. Red Nose Day is a national campaign that works to raise awareness and money for childhood
 
Hospital officials seek to improve communication with Marshallese
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Mercer County Community Hospital administrators are working to improve how they communicate and work with the local Marshallese population. CEO Lisa Klenke said during her report to the board of governors that several months ago, physicians had asked what could be done to work and communicate with local Marshallese residents. Martin Shehan, senior
 
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