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Young mans wish list: truck, girlfriend, job
Monday, November 27, 2017
A driver’s license. A pickup truck. A cell phone. A girlfriend. A job. Many a young man would be quite satisfied to check all those boxes on his wish list by age 22. James Ritchie certainly is. His family lent assistance, as most families do, on the first three. The job is thanks to a caring local business (Giant Eagle of Calcutta), and a program
 
Richland County Board of DD receives state accreditation
Saturday, November 25, 2017
The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope) has been accredited by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) for the quality of services and supports it provides to people with disabilities. The comprehensive state review was conducted in July. A team of surveyors from the DODD reviewed all areas of county board
 
Wood Lane to start Miller home renovations, plans open house for 1st children's home
Friday, November 24, 2017
The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities is marking the start of major renovations to one of its homes and the opening of another specifically for children. A bid was accepted at Monday's board meeting to renovate the Dwight Miller home on South Main Street, and an open house has been set for the children's home on Melrose Avenue. Three
 
MCBDDs Safety Town +PLUS program receives award
Thursday, November 23, 2017
The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ (MCBDD) Safety Town +PLUS program received an Exceptional Safety Award at the annual Medina County Safe Communities Awards Breakfast Sept. 28. Safety Town +PLUS is a specially-designed program that teaches Medina County students in kindergarten to grade three who have developmental disabilities
 
Several honored at 'Together We Can' appreciation dinner
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
At the recent Together We Can Appreciation dinner, sponsored by the Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities, several community members and an employee of the program were recognized for their contributions and dedication to the agency. The recipient of the Employee of the Year award was presented to Janis Reed, who has been with the Board of DD
 
DD Board Deals with Budget Review
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities Board’s five-year fiscal forecast projects that the DD Board will remain in the black through 2022, members learned at a recent meeting. Superintendent Saul Bauer reviewed the 2018 budget which projects a four percent drop in revenue largely because of the loss of tangible personal property tax
 
Season of Giving: Backpack Buddies, LCBDD team up to deliver turkeys
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for families to join together around dinner to give thanks for which they have. Local organization, Backpack Buddies, is making that tradition much easier on families in need during this time of year. On Monday, Backpack Buddies travelled throughout Lawrence County to deliver more than 120 turkeys to local schools,
 
OACB pursuing legislation to allow boards of DD to form inter-agency guardianship boards
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
In order to allow county boards of DD to better cooperate with other agencies such as probate courts and county boards of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health (ADAMH) services on guardianship issues, OACB is pursuing legislation to establish specialized guardianship services boards for indigent, service-eligible adults without guardians. This
 
Editorial: Give DD levy another look
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
We are typically loathe to tell people whether they should support a local tax. People generally know their community, and whether someone can afford a tax is a personal question only they can answer. With that being said, we hope Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities does brings its tax levy back before voters on an upcoming ballot. Voters
 
With some help from Adams County, Ohio Statehouse now has wheelchair charging station
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
It was another historic day for the Ohio Statehouse on Nov. 16 as Ohio became the second state to install a wheelchair charging station in the Map Room of the Statehouse. The station was unveiled in ceremonies hosted by the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB), with plans for another charging station to be added in the near future. Gifted from
 
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