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Locals celebrate National Disability Awareness Month
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Every year, the Fayette County Board of DD celebrates the month of March as National Disability Awareness Month, along with the other 87 county boards around the state of Ohio. Every year individuals the board serves, family members, and stakeholders rally together at the Ohio State House to make positive changes in the lives of people with disabilities.
Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities talks May levy
Thursday, April 5, 2018
The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities has a 5 year .75 mill tax levy on the May 8 ballot. It’s a renewal of a levy that originally passed in 2003, wherein a homeowner of a $100,000 home pays $21 per year for the levy. Since it’s a renewal, that figure will not go up this year. The operating levy would maintain the current
Board of DD clients begin Acts of Kindness Project
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Several individuals from RTC Services and Friends of Leroy Brown Day Habilitation will be performing random acts of kindness at least once a month, explained LCBDD Community First Coordinator Kelli Bader. Teams started Tuesday by delivering gifts of balloons and candy to several local schools, hoping to help young people who may be struggling socially or
Benefit planned for area girl fighting leukemia
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Tiffany Demyan has spent more days cooped up in a hospital than she has at her home and school for the past eight weeks. Tiffany, 13, and a student at Murray Ridge Center, was diagnosed with leukemia near the end of January, said her grandmother Pat Demyan. “She has Down syndrome and does not understand what is happening to her,” her
Hopewell Indians rule the court over staff
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Even though the final score mattered little, players for the Hopewell Indians basketball teams have bragging rights for a year over staff of the Coshocton County Board of Developmental Disabilities following their annual game against each other Wednesday at Coshocton High School. The players clipped the staff 62-61 in overtime. Several members of the staff
Popular ‘ATCO Idol’ event has new twist this year
Monday, April 2, 2018
The 2018 edition of ATCO Idol, the county’s popular talent show that’s organized by Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities, is set for Thursday, April 5 at Stuart’s Opera House with a new format. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 for the 6-8 p.m. event. According to a news release, audience members
Stark man works 27 years to become Eagle Scout
Monday, April 2, 2018
Pinned to the front of Michael Busto’s Boy Scout uniform, next to a sash covered in colorful merit badges, is a silver medal 27 years in the making. Busto, 52, of Bethlehem Township, became an Eagle Scout last month, the Boy Scout’s highest rank. “If I can do it, any scout can do it,” Busto said. Busto, who has developmental
Putnam Board of Developmental Disabilities launches new website
Monday, April 2, 2018
The Putnam County Board of Developmental Disabilities has launched its new, mobile-friendly website. The new website was created so the board could have an online presence to share information and help inform the community on what services the board offers. Contact information, pictures of individuals served by the Board of Developmental Disabilities and
Fayette Progressive Preschool awarded a five-star rating
Monday, April 2, 2018
Fayette Progressive Preschool — located at the Starting Gate Building in Washington C.H. — was recently awarded a Five Star Rating through the Ohio Department of Education’s Step Up to Quality Rating system. Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five–star quality rating and improvement process administered by the Ohio Department of
Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities accepts donations
Saturday, March 31, 2018
At the March 2018 board meeting for the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, support for Starlight School was acknowledged and appreciated as the board accepted a $717.48 donation from Chipotle Restaurant that was raised through the Dine to Donate Fundraiser on behalf of the Starlight School Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
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