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SRMC honored for hiring persons with disabilities
Friday, October 19, 2018
Employees with developmental disabilities “have proven to be excellent employees,” said Jackie Boyle, human resources director for Salem Regional Medical Center. “They don’t call off, they are prompt, and they are so enthusiastic and positive,” she said. “We enjoy having them as employees.” The Columbiana County
 
Commission races, levies on ballot in surrounding counties
Friday, October 19, 2018
The counties neighboring Washington County all have at least one contested local election on the Nov. 6 ballot, along with a number of levies. Monroe County In Monroe County, a commissioner’s seat and the county auditor position both have candidates, and voters will be asked to approve a new, 0.5-mill, five-year levy in support of the county EMS
 
Letter to the Editor: DD levy deserves support
Friday, October 19, 2018
Marion County is a great place to live because of good jobs, attractive housing, and friendly neighbors. But what makes a great place even better? Recognizing the need to support our most vulnerable residents. The Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities provides exceptional support for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
 
Gardner, Gavarone get developmental disabilities update
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wood Lane Superintendent Brent Baer welcomed Ohio State Rep. Theresa Gavarone and Sen. Randy Gardner, both R-Bowling Green, last week to discuss disability policy and funding ahead the upcoming two-year state budget process. The Oct. 11 meeting was held at the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities offices. The visit included special recognition
 
Commissioners hear plan for Target of Opportunity grant
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Darke County Commissioners on Wednesday conducted a public hearing on a Community Development Block Grant Target of Opportunity Grant. Susan Laux, grant and funding specialist with Mote & Associates, reported she would be submitting a grant application for $250,000 in behalf of the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Darke DD). As a
 
Disabilities board asks for less money
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities is on the ballot, asking voters for continued support. But it is for less than what was originally approved five years ago. Voters supported a 2.95-mill five-year levy in 2013 that expires in December. On Nov. 6, the board will be asking for a 2.45-mill levy. The 2.95-mill levy generates approximately
 
City, county poised to team up for solar project
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Bowling Green City Council on Monday introduced legislation that could assist with future solar projects. The ordinance, which would allow Utilities Director Brian O’Connell to enter into a solar project easement and lease agreement with the Wood County Commissioners and the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities, was given its first
 
Strouds ‘Friends’ group unveils new accessible trail at park
Monday, October 15, 2018
A new nature trail has been installed at Strouds Run State Park that features a graded path accessible to people with disabilities (including those in wheelchairs) and other mobility issues. Meredith Erlewine, a board member and past president of the non-profit Friends of Strouds Run State Park, told a crowd of supporters and local residents Friday morning
 
Defiance DD levy up for renewal
Sunday, October 14, 2018
With early voting underway this week for the Nov. 6 election, voters in Defiance County will decide the fate of a renewal levy for the Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD). The six-year renewal levy for 0.85-mill is on the ballot to support the DD board's services in the county. Superintendent Timothy Bower wishes to remind the
 
Levy sought to boost lives of those facing developmental disabilities
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Teresa Gantt never thought she was going to be a mother, a belief held since her teenage years. "I didn't think I physically could," she said holding a small photo album. "I had step- children and they had their own lives at this point. I thought that was it." But in 1998, shortly after her wedding day with her partner of 19 years, they received a gift.
 
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