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TuscBDD, Community Hospice build walking, bereavement path
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Community Hospice recently announced the opening of the newly built walking path that connects the two campuses. The organizations are surrounded by lush, green woods that were virtually inaccessible before the construction of the walking/bereavement path. The beautifully landscaped path is a
 
Louisville Library nears completion of sensory space
Monday, July 2, 2018
Later this summer, Louisville Public Library will begin offering a service to people who may have trouble fitting in with the traditional library setting. The library’s Sensory Strategy Program and Space will provide services to those with sensory needs and learning disabilities. It will operate in a downtown-area building at 504 E. Main St.
 
Officers host autism open house
Saturday, June 30, 2018
The Tipp City Police Department hosted an open house geared toward better interactions between law enforcement officers and individuals with autism on Saturday in Tipp City Park. The event was inspired by training attended by Tipp City police officer Parrish Brazel that highlighted autistic individuals as a substantial presence in the community at large,
 
Help Me Grow: One family's success story
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Three-year-old Lynn Fasbender, who recently graduated from the Huron County Help Me Grow Home Visiting program, is as typical as they come. Dressed in a creative outfit of her own choosing, she initially peers cautiously at the new visitor in her home from a safe spot behind mom Tiffany’s back, then retreats out of sight after making eye contact.
 
Free sundaes from MCBDD staff draw crowd to Medina square
Saturday, June 30, 2018
On a warm evening in late June, an estimated 3,000 residents and visitors of all ages gathered on the grass and walkways of Uptown Park on the Medina square for a free ice cream sundae, some cotton candy and a good, old-timey summer festival. The park was hopping with square and line dance lessons, a balloon artist, a bubble machine and Star Wars figures
 
Free meals for the summer
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Hundreds of children in Washington County are getting through the summer without worrying about what they’re going to eat during the day. The same U.S. Department of Agriculture program that pays for free and reduced-cost lunch and breakfast in schools funds programs to keep them fed while school is not in session. The free meal program is being
 
A tradition of excellence: Special Olympic athletes compete at State Games
Friday, June 29, 2018
Tradition. As Tevye and his family taught us in the classic theatrical production “Fiddler on the Roof,” tradition is very important as an identifying characteristic. When representatives from Madison County ascended upon the annual Ohio Special Olympics State Games held his past weekend on the campus of The Ohio State University, many
 
A special donation (photo)
Friday, June 29, 2018
Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Susan Thompson accepts a generous donation to Madison County Special Olympics by the London Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 950. Representatives on hand for the presentation from the Eagles included from left, Chris Stires president; Gene Ball, member of the charitable committee;
 
Miami DD human resources director to succeed Champaign/Shelby superintendent
Monday, June 25, 2018
Miami DD Human Resources Director Leigh Anne Wenning (left) will succeed Champaign/Shelby DD Superintendent Laura Zureich (right) at the end of 2018. The Champaign and Shelby County Boards of DD have selected Miami DD human resources director Leigh Anne Wenning as the boards’ next shared superintendent. Wenning will succeed current
 
Additional layoffs approved by BDD
Monday, June 25, 2018
A few more layoffs were recently approved by the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities (BDD), since less transportation is needed as a result of earlier layoffs. The board unanimously approved the layoff of two seasonal vehicle II operators and one seasonal vehicle II operator aide, effective Aug. 3. The BDD has been instituting layoffs
 
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