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Editorial: Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities levy a necessity
Friday, October 12, 2018
Tax increases are never an easy sell, especially ones that require a significant infusion of new money. But regardless of people's initial inclination, the increase being sought by the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities is warranted. It should be supported this fall. The department providing support for 800 county residents this year is
 
Letter to the Editor: Support community members by supporting MCBDD levy
Friday, October 12, 2018
I have the privilege of serving as president of Marca Industries Inc. Board of Directors. Marca is a nonprofit charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our mission is to provide employment, growth and support to individuals with developmental disabilities so that they have more meaningful lives. All people with developmental
 
Fairway Preschool celebrates Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch Time
Friday, October 12, 2018
Fairway Preschool is joining schools, early care sites, hospitals, universities, state agencies, and non-profit organizations across the Great Lakes Region to celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into The Ohio State University’s Unger Research Farm apples for the fifth annual Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch. Over 1.4 million students,
 
Voters in 16 Ohio counties to decide board of DD levy issues in midterm elections
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Sixteen of Ohio's county boards of developmental disabilities will ask voters to approve levy issues in the 2018 general election, taking place on Tuesday, November 6. The specifics of these requests are as listed below. For more information about a specific county's levy issue than what is listed below, refer to that county's sample ballot (click here for
 
Boards of DD, Sen. Uecker meet to talk budget
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Lawrence County Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Julie Monroe and Board President Carla Salyer, along with Scioto County Board of DD’s Superintendent, Matt Pucell, met with state Sen. Joe Uecker, R-Miami Township, October 3 to discuss disability policy and funding ahead of the upcoming two-year state budget process. The meeting, which was
 
Training for active shooters continue
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Late Tuesday morning, sirens, lights and emergency personnel surrounded the Hocking County Board of Developmental Disabilities as they put their training to the test for an active shooter drill. Logan Police Captain Ryan Gabriel, said LPD was approached by the Board of DD to conduct a full­scale drill for the first time with their staff that uses ALICE
 
Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on Issue 2
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
My name is Amy Nagle and I would like to take this opportunity to share a piece of my daughter Katie Shaughnessy’s story. Katie is developmentally delayed. She is a client of the Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities. She is a contributing member of our county! The County Board of Developmental Disabilities has greatly affected my
 
DD Board says levy renewal essential to provide services
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Voters will be asked Nov. 6 to approve a levy for the Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities that officials say is vital for continued payment for a variety of services. Issue 2 is a seven-year, 0.5-mill renewal levy that generates $483,000 annually and costs the owner of a $100,000 home $17.50 per year. Homeowners will not see a tax increase
 
16 local levies to appear on ballot
Monday, October 8, 2018
This year’s election will present voters with a number of races and issues. Locally, voters will be faced with a number of issues — 16 in all — including an operating levy for Huron County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD)/Christie Lane, a Norwalk City Schools renewal levy, a New London Local Schools permanent improvement levy,
 
Inclusive education program coming to BGSU Firelands
Monday, October 8, 2018
Within the next year, BGSU Firelands will become a more inclusive campus. At a recent meeting, Bowling Green State University’s board of trustees approved the Clark Inclusive Scholars program for students with developmental disabilities at its regional campus. It was established through a “generous” donation from area residents Jacquelyn
 
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