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Richland Newhope Receives Generous Check From Shelby Knights Of Columbus

6 Dec , 2018  

Richland Newhope’s Gift Fund has received a donation from the Knights of Columbus Council 1968 in Shelby.

Grand Knight Dave Walsh presented a check for $3,056 during Wednesday’s meeting of the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities. More…

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Registration Deadline Nears For Newhope Charities Golf Outing

26 Jun , 2018  

The 20th Annual Newhope Charities Golf Outing is coming up Friday, July 20 at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in Lexington.   The cost is $360 per team or $90 per golfer.

The deadline to register is July 9.  Those who register and pay by June 29 will receive the Early Bird Special discount of $5 per golfer. The entry fee includes golf, cart, driving range, food, beverages, skins game, proximities, team photo, and a goody bag. More…


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Richland Newhope Ready For Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

28 Feb , 2018  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD) is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March and asks everyone to embrace this year’s theme, ‘Celebrate CommUNITY.’ More…

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Nominations Sought For New CARE Awards

18 Feb , 2018  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its new CARE awards recognizing those who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County.

CARE stands for Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence.  The award categories are Direct Support Professional, Self-Advocate, Community Partner, and Hero with Heart.  The first three are all new in 2018.  Hero with Heart originally started in 2008. More…


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New Richland Newhope Superintendent Named

11 Nov , 2017  

The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD) has appointed Michele Giess as the next superintendent of Richland Newhope. Giess will succeed Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Prather, who is retiring at the end of this year.

Giess was selected from a field of eight qualified candidates and was one of three people interviewed by the RCBDD Search Committee, which was comprised of three board members. The Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACB) assisted in the search. More…

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Torch Run Signals Area Participation in Special Olympics

22 Jun , 2017  

Special Olympics Ohio’s State Summer Games – the largest Special Olympics event held in Ohio – are set for Friday through Sunday, June 23-25, at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

To signal local participation in the event, the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch run will depart Mansfield for Columbus and the state Summer Games this Friday, June 23. More…

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Richland Newhope Celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

8 Mar , 2017  

Richland Newhope is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March and launching Always There – a yearlong campaign to recognize the 50th anniversary of Ohio’s County Boards of Developmental Disabilities.

Statewide, and across the nation, organizations devoted to serving individuals with developmental disabilities are holding special events in March to raise public awareness of the many abilities people have, regardless of disability. More…


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Ruiz Named Richland Newhope Employee Of The Month

27 Feb , 2017  

The February Employee of the Month Devon Ruiz says it’s an honor and surprise to be selected after working at the SSA department as a Community Contracting Specialist for the past 4 ½ years.

“Having worked in the social services field for almost 15 years and coming from a background in child welfare, it’s not often that I have received formal praise or recognition,” shared Devon. More…

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Richland Newhope Debuts New Website

1 Feb , 2017  

Richland Newhope (Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities) is pleased to announce the launch of a new, mobile-friendly website and a new electronic newsletter.

The website includes a number of new features, including an entire section just for provider partners or those interested in becoming a provider. There are also testimonials, a calendar of events, and links to agency publications, such as electronic newsletters and the annual strategic plan. More…

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Developmental Disabilities Board Holds Reorganizational Meeting

30 Jan , 2017  

The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities held its 2017 reorganizational meeting on Wed., Jan. 25.

Nicholas Gesouras will serve as president of the board for the second straight year. He has been a board member since 2009. The other officers for 2017 are Steven Swank, who will serve as vice-president, and Richard Otto, who was elected secretary. More…

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Element Of Art Spotlighted By Mansfield/Richland County CVB

17 Dec , 2016  

On the evening of the Community Christmas Tree lighting several days ago, dozens of people were walking around Richland Carrousel Park and adjacent streets. For those who were lucky enough to walk by Element of Art, located in their unique space at the corner of West Fourth and North Main, invitations were extended to enter that space for performance art taking place.

Throughout the year, Element of Art Studio and Gallery does just that – invites people in to experience art in a variety of ways. More…

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