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Board of DD awards grant to East Guernsey Schools
Sunday, July 29, 2018
The Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently awarded East Guernsey School District a mini grant of $11,293.34. This grant will provide sensory equipment to classrooms throughout the district as well as an entrepreneurial opportunity for the high school. High school students who both programs support will now have the opportunity to
Professional football players attend Legends of Football camp
Friday, July 27, 2018
Several professional football players were in the area recently to take part in the Legends of Football and Cheerleading Inclusive Camp. Officials of the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities said they would like to thank the Legends Foundation for helping make the Legends of Football and Cheer-leading Inclusive Camp possible once again.
VFW Auxiliary Donates to Special Olympics
Friday, July 27, 2018
The West Milton VFW Auxiliary recently donated $5,000 to Miami County Special Olympics, which is organized and run by the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities (also known as Riverside). In March, the VFW hosted its 30th annual fundraiser for Miami County Special Olympics, resulting in the donation. Since 1988, funds raised by the club have been
DD board moves for levy renewal
Friday, July 27, 2018
The Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities voted Thursday to seek renewal of its existing half-mill levy on the November ballot, after county commissioners rejected a proposal for a replacement 1.25-mill levy Wednesday. The county budget commission, comprised of county Auditor Roger Corlett, Treasurer Dawn Cragon and Prosecutor Nicholas
Car show to benefit DD group
Friday, July 27, 2018
Antique and specialty vehicles from across the Tri-State will converge at Spartan Municipal Stadium in Portsmouth on Aug. 18 in a mass display of showmanship and fun. The gates open at 10 a.m. and the event is free to the public. The 8th Annual Charity Car Show will begin at 10 a.m. and all proceeds from the event will benefit the STAR !MPACT team. The
Enochs sworn in to represent ‘People First of Ohio’
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD) recently congratulated Buffy Enochs on her swearing-in as a Region 3 representative for the People First of Ohio. On July 19, Enochs attended the 2018 Summer Developmental Disability Conference People First of Ohio & The Arc of Ohio, where she and another board member were sworn in by John
Chardon's Trevor Piszko leads Team Ohio to Special Olympics softball national title
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Trevor Piszko wants to set an example no matter what a scoreboard might show. When his team is on the winning side, though, it's quite a bonus. "Even with a disability, you can overcome anything if you put your mind to it," said Piszko, whose performance and leadership helped Team Ohio win the Special Olympics National Games softball championship in
MCBDD hopes to provide backpacks to everyone making a request
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The Morgan County Board of Developmental Disabilities has launched its second annual school supply drive to help local children and families in need by providing school supplies at the start of the upcoming school year. Last year, over 2,000 items were collected and divided equally amongst all five schools in the district. MCBDD received suggestions that
Commissioners OK taking DD board operating levy to voters
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
It’s official: The Huron County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD) will go to the voters in November with an operating levy. On Tuesday, the commissioners approved the intent to proceed to the Nov. 6 election. The 1-mill, five-year, new tax will generate $1,147,158 annually. If it passes, it would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $35 each year
ACBDD shifts focus to youth employment in the summer
Monday, July 23, 2018
Three local students met at Joint Implant Surgeons (JIS) in Athens on Thursday morning to tour the facility and learn about what it takes to work as a medical professional. Zane Miller, Emmett Douglas and Isaac King took the tour as participants in the Summer Youth Career Exploration program, one of several Summer Youth Employment programs offered by the
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