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Stanley Electric wins in tiebreaker
Friday, September 21, 2018
When it comes to electricity, metal is a powerful conductor. Representatives from Stanley Electric continued to show that pertains to golf clubs as well as they successfully defended their title (again) at the Twentieth Annual Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities Golf Scramble, held at the National Road Golf Course. At the end of regulation,
Zanesville man standing up for developmental disabilities
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
One of Zanesville’s very own is stepping up in a big way for developmental disabilities. Ron Pyle is an Advocacy Representative for the Starlight Program and he was selected to serve on the Region 4 board for People First of Ohio. The first meeting will be next month in Bellville, Ohio and this will give Pyle the chance to meet all of the board
Greeting voters: WASCO clients trained as Election Day volunteers
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Waiting until Election Day to place your votes? Those headed to a Marietta poll place may be greeted with more than just the routine check-in verifying your address and picking up a ballot. Voters are instead likely to meet the duo Jacob Haines and Preston Hoff, or a couple of their friends greeting at the door, handing out stickers or helping around the
Mercy Health treatment program aids with coping
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
For the past seven years the Patient Treatment Intervention Team at Mercy Health-St.Rita’s Medical Center has helped patients like Serena Coulter reduce emergency room visits and get connected to beneficial recovery resources, according to Susan Hawk, Treatment Intervention Team facilitator. Coulter, 35, has struggled with several conditions such as
MarionMade: Marion County Special Olympics
Monday, September 17, 2018
Courage, joy, friendship, and competition are the hallmarks of Special Olympics. Locally, the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities sponsors teams and more than 100 athletes of varying ability levels in eight sports, all of which play as the Marion Hawks. “The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is to provide year-round sports training and
CCBDD opens medical skill center for certifications
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Employees of schools, workshops and residential facilities who provide healthcare to individuals with disabilities must maintain certifications in medical skills such as first aid, CPR and dispensing medications. Many also are required to complete classes on medical skills such as dealing with blood-borne pathogens and medical-legal issues including client
Departing workers recognized
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities met Tuesday afternoon at The Family Learning Center. Superintendent Lew Hurst recognized Jennine Kramer on the occasion of her retirement after serving the facility for 31 years as a job coach, teacher and training aides. “I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for our students,”
Perry DD Board welcomes new early intervention coordinator
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities Children's Program welcomed Trista Sicilian as its Early Intervention Service Coordinator (EISC). Sicilian fills the EISC position, succeeding Connie Montgomery who retired following 20 years of employment with the Board. Sicilian is a Perry County native and graduated from Miller High School in 2002. She
Participants have a blast at fair's Animal and Me event
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
A dozen people with special needs teamed up with another dozen 4-H’ers to have a great time with animals Tuesday evening at the Williams County Fair. It was the second year for the Animal and Me program, which partners people in the community with special needs with 4-H’ers to show an animal in a showmanship-style competition. The number
Transportation privatized recently at Jeffco Services
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Transportation for special needs adults now is privatized, and Jeffco Services is offering it to those in need. Since Aug. 27, the service transitioned from under the umbrella of the Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities to Jeffco as part of the ongoing plan to meet federal mandates for privatization, according to officials. Five passenger
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