Marion County Board of DD employees honored as “Hometown Heroes”

Regional Director of Modern Woodmen of America, Central Ohio, Lori Seckel and three financial representatives, Laura Word, Pam Pinney and Kathie Seckel, recently joined together to present sixteen Hometown Hero awards to the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities Service and Support Administration (SSA) team. “We recognize that there are many times that this team […]

Jolliff’s describe joys and struggles of raising son with CDH

The Jolliff family is the picture of living in the moment. Their life is equated by the day – maybe even the hour or the minute. Each moment holds a small miracle. His name is Cayden. Kevin and Gretchen Jolliff were married in June of 2014 and excited to grow their family. Kevin had a […]

Ability is the focus for Mason Martin as he celebrates employment milestone

Pam Martin describes her pregnancy with son, Mason, as “perfect.” She said there were no complications and she felt great. When Mason was born, he was their first child so any challenges that they came across with eating and crying, they chalked up to “typical” and didn’t think too much of it. He walked a […]

Marion Public Health receives additional grant funds toward improving health outcomes

Marion Public Health (MPH) recently secured a grant in the amount of $16,250 as an extension of a previous grant from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. MPH will be collaborating with the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) to continue work toward improving health outcomes of Marion residents including those living with […]

Commissioners appoint new board member to Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The Marion County Commissioners recently appointed Dale Osborn to serve as a board member to Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD). Osborn, who has been a Marion resident since the late 80’s, was previously the director of Public Safety and Service for the City of Marion (1995-2005) and has been the executive director of […]

Craig Seitter: athlete, volunteer, and more

What’s special about Craig Seitter? Nothing really, except for a contagious smile, great work ethic, and an athletic drive. Becky and Allen Seitter welcomed Craig into the world in August of 1982. Craig was born with Down syndrome. At birth, he did have some complications that kept him at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus for […]

Hord welcomed by Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities as new board member

Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) announces the appointment of Karime Hord as their newest board member. Hord, originally from Michigan, is a graduate of Central Michigan University. After graduation, she became employed at Nordstrom as a visual merchandiser for the Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio region. There, she met her now husband, Ryan Hord, […]

Deaf women finds employment through Marion County Board of DD

Jane Honea-Krajewski may be deaf and non-speaking, but she is not silent. She has a strong, determined personality that draws people to her. These character traits, along with a little help from the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) and Opportunities for Ohioans (OOD) with Disabilities, landed her a job at Marion Goodwill. It […]

Marion County Early Intervention program credited with helping girl with rare syndrome

Tobie and Rachelle Needels had a beautiful four-year-old daughter named Makenna when they found out that their family would grow. Pregnant with their second child, they were excited to soon be a party of four. Rachelle said her pregnancy was uneventful. They did the pregnancy-screening test and she appeared to be a healthy baby. At […]

Local girl benefits from Board of DD services through horse therapy

There’s something about a horse. It could be the large stature, long flowing mane, or the way they trot freely in an open field. To watch them in pasture is relaxing. Peaceful. Maybe that is why Micki Shelter loves horses so much – or maybe it’s because Micki and the horses at Providence Therapeutic Equestrian […]