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County BDD recognizes dozen staff members
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities honored 12 retirees representing 367 years of experience during the board’s December meeting. Superintendent Bill Devon said the 12 staffers have all retired since March and vary in experience from 19 to 42 years. These retirees do not reflect those who left and then have been rehired by the
 
Monroe Resigns from SCDD; Purcell Hired as New Superintendent
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Scioto County Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Julie Monroe notified the Board at its Thursday, Dec. 21, meeting that she intends to step down in January. At the same meeting, the board hired Director of Fiscal/Human Resources Matt Purcell to succeed her as superintendent. “The Board accepted the resignation of Julie Monroe with regret, and
 
Two board members appointed and sworn in: Whit & Whimsey
Friday, December 22, 2017
The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities has announced the appointment of Christy Mattey, and the reappointment of Elaine Orlandi, both of Medina, as board members. Both were sworn in by Medina County Commissioner Bill Hutson at the Achievement Center on Dec. 15. The board has seven volunteer members from various professional backgrounds
 
Steve Oster receives Betty Macintosh Award
Friday, December 22, 2017
Mansfielder Steve Oster, superintendent of the Coshocton and Knox County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (Coshocton DD/Knox DD), recently received statewide recognition for his years of service to Ohioans with developmental disabilities. The Ohio Association of County Boards (OACB) selected Oster to receive the Betty Macintosh Award for Professional
 
Commissioners appoint board members
Friday, December 22, 2017
The Portage County Board of Commissioners has appointed members to two local boards. Two members were appointed to the Portage County Port Authority, which provides economic development opportunities to those looking for projects in the county. The PCPA loans money, acquires and sell properties, issues revenu bonds and handles federal and state grants
 
Beckman, AMC Dine-In honored at Clermont Chamber breakfast
Friday, December 22, 2017
Christopher Beckman and AMC Dine-In Cincinnati 9 were presented with the 2017 “Employer of the Year” award at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Friday, October 20. This award is sponsored each year by the Business Advisor Council of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) and is presented during one of the
 
Employment Navigation Training
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Local providers learned about Employment Navigation and Career Discovery to assist people with disabilities. Mid-East Ohio Regional Council Project Manager David Mitchell informed the providers about Career Discovery and how it can help those with disabilities figure out what they want to do with their lives, what’s important to them, and lead onto
 
Windfall School students receive a "beary" Christmas surprise
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
There were bear hugs all around at Windfall School last Tuesday, thanks to Medina County Probate Court Judge Kevin Dunn, his staff and members of the Medina Sunrise Rotary. The judge and his helpers showed up with 40 stuffed Build-A-Bear teddy bears as part of an annual giveaway to the preschool and elementary school students served by the Medina County
 
In Jefferson County, they’re working to prepare special needs teens for the future
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Educators and parents are coming together to make sure students with disabilities have the resources they need to create a successful future. The Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities played host to an informational session for parents to discuss how to get their special needs teens on track for the workforce. This was the first meeting of
 
Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities lowers taxes for all county property owners
Monday, December 18, 2017
The Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities has voluntarily requested Warren County Auditor, Matt Nolan and the Warren County Commissioners to reduce the Board’s levy collection for taxes paid in 2018. The reduction will save taxpayers across the county an average of $25 per $100,000 in home value, and will reduce the amount collected by the
 
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