Giannola and Steiner Reappointed to LCBDD


The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities (LCBDD) met on January 25, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting began with their Annual Organizational meeting, electing their board officials and members for ad hoc committees.

Mr. Frank Giannola and Mr. Scott Steiner were reappointed to another term on the board and were sworn in by the Notary Public, Mrs. Becky Robison.

Superintendent, Krista Oldiges, reviewed the 2024 schedule for the annual board member training, which will include presentations from two-day program providers, Downsize Farm and Friends of Leroy Brown.

The board also reviewed eight policies and approved three contracts.

LCBDD’s Preschool, the Discovery Center, is currently serving 188 children.

Preschool staff have received training on Progress Book and Positive Behavior Intervention Supports.

Planning has started for the Summer Autism Academy.

LCBDD accepted the resignation of Connie Hall, Preschool Secretary, which will be effective at the end of the school year.

Connie has worked for the board for 29 years and will be greatly missed.

The board wishes her the best as she enjoys her retirement.

LCBDD reviewed the number of people served, which has increased over the past year to 601 people.

This is the highest number of people that the board has served over the years.

The Early Intervention (EI) Department received positive results from a family survey conducted by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

Liz Rose, EI Director, will be attending the Early Intervention Leadership Circle, which is sponsored by DODD to help strengthen leadership skills in EI administrators.

LCBDD provided CPR, First Aid, and AED training to 56 providers in 2023.

This service is provided to assist providers in obtaining or maintaining their certification.

Jason Moyer, SSA Director, will be receiving Crisis Intervention training to become certified as a trainer.

The Community Recreation and Special Olympics Coordinators have been busy with many activities.

Special Olympics held its annual volunteer appreciation and athlete banquet.

Approximately 170 athletes, parents, providers, volunteers, and staff attended the banquet.

A winter dance was held, which was well attended.

Snacks were available to those who attended for a donation to the Ty Ferguson Advocacy and Leadership Scholarship.

A Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner is being planned for February in the Grange Hall at the Fairgrounds.

The board is preparing for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, which will include a Sensory Friendly movie at the Cinema 8 movie theatre.

A community blood drive will be held on Monday, February 5 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the board office located at 1851 SR 47 West, Bellefontaine.

Board meetings are typically held the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at 1973 St. Rt. 47 West, Bellefontaine.

The next meeting of the board will be held on March 7th, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.