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The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities is in the news! Check out the stories below to learn more about some of the great things happening in Licking County.

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 July 11, 2019: Perseus Decker can see her musical future clearly Written by David Weidig, The Newark Advocate

June 21, 2019: LCBDD comes home to refurbished Weiant Center Written by David Weidig, The Newark Advocate

June 20, 2019: Corporate Citizenship Vanguard honoree: FC Bank helps make all-inclusive playground a reality Written By Erin Laviola, Columbus Business First

June 12, 2019: Goal: Swings for Eli (‘and other kiddos’) in Pataskala Written by Craig McDonald, The Pataskala Standard

May 29, 2019: Pataskala powerlifter Garrett Ford receives Congressional Record Written by Rainbow Ratliff, The Newark Advocate

March 23, 2019: Pataskala powerlifter and Special Olympian Garrett Ford returns home with 4 gold medals Written by Sheridan Hendrix, The Columbus Dispatch

May 11, 2019: Direct-care workers honored for helping disabled clients to thrive Written by Rita Price, The Columbus Dispatch

May 11, 2019: Direct Service Professionals awarded for their efforts Written by David Weidig, The Newark Advocate

March 25, 2019: Licking County Early Intervention program helps Newark family with Coffin-Lowry syndrome Written by Anna Jeffries, LCBDD

November 4, 2018: Umstot: In critical need for developmental disabilities support professionals Guest column in The Newark Advocate

May 2, 2018: Board of developmental disabilities program gives Heights students work experience Written by Craig McDonald, The Pataskala Standard and The Newark Advocate

October 19, 2017: Licking County disability trailblazer ushers in $6 million upgrade project Written by Maria DeVito, The Newark Advocate

August 10, 2017: Training course highlights benefits of working with people with disabilities Written by Maria DeVito, The Newark Advocate

May 24, 2017: LMH program prepares students with disabilities for jobs Written by Maria DeVito, The Newark Advocate

April 19, 2017: State using sensors to help people with disabilities Written by Ben Garbarek, WSYX ABC6

April 19, 2017: New plan helps those with disabilities save Written by Craig McDonald, The Newark Advocate

April 5, 2017: Licking County child care centers get help with DD kids Written by Maria DeVito, The Newark Advocate

March 25, 2017: Granville woman broke barriers for those with disabilities Written by Maria DeVito, The Newark Advocate

March 8, 2017: Remote monitoring of Ohio’s disabled saves money, fills need Written by Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch

December 21, 2016: Newly formed Aktion Club receives banner, gavel. Written by Staff Report, The Newark Advocate

November 9, 2016: Voters say YES to DD levy.  Written by Staff Report, The Newark Advocate

October 24, 2016:  LMH program trains students with disabilities for jobs. Written by Maria DeVito, The Newark Advocate

October 19, 2016: ‘Blend’ brings art, coffee to new Elm Street location. Written by Craig McDonald, The Granville Sentinel

October 18, 2016: Licking County Board of DD seeks levy increase. Written by Sydney Murray, The Newark Advocate

October 1, 2016: Green Dreams art sale. Written by Barrett Lawlis, The Newark Advocate

July 22, 2016: Softball rivals right at home in Heath. Written by Dave Weidig, The Newark Advocate

November 21, 2015: Nancy Neely empowered disabled Ohioans for more than three decades. Written by Anna Jeffries, The Newark Advocate

November 21, 2015: Jason Umstot will lead county board of DD in January. Written by Anna Jeffries, The Newark Advocate

October 17, 2015:  Umstot hired as board of DD Superintendent.  Written by Advocate Staff, The Newark Advocate

September 24, 2015: Spark offers free lunch Tuesdays at First Presbyterian.  Written by Anna Jeffries, The Newark Advocate

March 19, 2015: Developmental disabilities board has awards celebration. Written by Advocate Staff, The Newark Advocate

December 3, 2014: The Inspiration Station, a place that inspires. Written by Chad Klimack, The Newark Advocate

November 15, 2014: SPARK celebrates 10 years helping adults with disabilities. Written by Anna Jeffries, The Newark Advocate

September 22, 2014: Power lifting group to serve those with disabilities. Written by Anna Jeffries, The Newark Advocate

July 6, 2014: New bookstore seeks right mix for downtown. Written by Kent Mallett, The Newark Advocate

June 7, 2014: It’s official: Board of Developmental Disabilities levy wins. Written by Advocate Staff, The Newark Advocate

June 7, 2014: Elks donates to Board of Developmental Disabilities, Special Olympics. Written by Advocate Staff Report, The Newark Advocate

May 10, 2014: Recount for Disabilities Board Levy Appears Likely. Written by Scott Rawdon. This Week Community News, Licking County

May 6, 2014: Board of Developmental Disabilities Levy Appears Destined For Recount. This Week Community News, Licking County

May 5, 2014: County voters will decide several issues, races May 6. This Week Community News, Licking County

April 28, 2014: Two Countywide Levies Will Be On Ballots. Written by Scott Rawdon, This Week Community News, Licking County

February 2, 2014: Disabilities board asking for 1.6 – mill levy on May ballot. Written by Scott Rawdon, ThisWeek Community News