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Board of Developmental Disabilities has new member
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
A new board member has taken a seat on the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Karime Hord was appointed to the board earlier this month, according to a press release issued by the board of developmental disabilities. Hord has two sons, one of whom has been diagnosed with autism, according to the release. Hord is excited to be on the board
 
Wood Lane ex-operations director to hit bucket list with pup in tow
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Donna Beam, who has been serving at Wood Lane Schools since 1978 is retiring, poses in her office Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at Wood Lane Schools. Donna Beam is leaving one learning environment but will soon be spending free time in another. With toy poodle Bentley. Beam, who retired Dec. 31 as operations director for the Wood County Board of
 
Amy Duggan Memorial Classic scheduled
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The tenth annual Amy Duggan Memorial Basketball Game and Auction will be held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Jackson County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be hosting the event. The Trotters Basketball Team is inviting everyone to come out and support this year’s basketball game and auction. The game will be held on Monday, Jan. 15, at
 
Prizm show highlights photo collaboration with BGSU students, people with disabilities
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Prizm Creative Community in collaboration with the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities is sponsoring a new exhibit at Way Public Library Gallery called "Lens on Learning; A Social Documentary of Developmental Disabilities." The exhibit on display now through Feb. 15 features a collaborative photography project completed this past year by
 
MemberConnect How-To: Update Your Board Member Roster
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Updating your board member roster in MemberConnect is essential to ensure that your county board members receive important updates, resources, and information from OACB. Updating your roster is quick and easy. It consists of three steps: Adding new board members; Updating existing members (if necessary); and Removing members no longer serving on your board
 
New levy filing requirements to take effect before 2018 primary
Monday, January 8, 2018
New rules passed with last year’s state budget bill (HB 49) will soon require county boards of DD and other taxing entities to include additional information when submitting levy issues to appear on local ballots. While many county boards of DD already include this information in their levy requests to promote transparency and follow best practices,
 
Ewing retires from HCDD
Saturday, January 6, 2018
The Hocking County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently celebrated the retirement of Fran Ewing, community support department assistant. Ewing has worked in the DD field for 35 years starting out as a bus driver for Fairfield County Board of DD. After two years she went to Heinzerling Developmental Center in Columbus as a unit manger. She worked
 
Stroke survivor bringing message of perseverance to Special Olympics team
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Antrone Williams is taking on a new challenge, one that allows him to continue to play basketball. A former semi-pro player, Williams (formerly Moore) was benched when he suffered a stroke in 2012. Now he is playing on the Wood County Special Olympics basketball team. The first game is Monday. "I'm disabled," he acknowledged Thursday prior to practice.
 
New Year's resolutions from around the county
Friday, January 5, 2018
The start of the New Year is upon us, and we asked local leaders and officials from around the county to share their resolutions for 2018. Here’s what some had to say: Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality Director Paul Braasch said, “I resolve to get curbside recycling available to all residents in Clermont County in 2018. I also
 
Clermont County voters to consider renewal levy for Board of Developmental Disabilities
Friday, January 5, 2018
The next election day is four months away, but the ballot is already taking shape in Clermont County. A five-year, .75 renewal levy for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities will go before voters on the May 8 primary ballot. If approved by voters it will replace an existing levy which expires at the end of 2018 and will provide $3 million
 
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