Staff Vs. Players [2019]

On March 26th the Hopewell Indians basketball teams took on the staff and volunteers in the annual “Staff Vs. Players” Game at Coshocton High School. The staff started strong and at the half were up— but the third and fourth quarters were a struggle. Once the final buzzer rang, the game was tied and the Staff and Players went into a 1 minute overtime. Just by the skin of their teeth, the Staff pulled off a win! Great job, everyone!

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Luncheon 2019

As March comes to a close, it’s so wonderful to take some time to reflect on how amazing Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is. We have been honored to be able to host our annual coloring and essay contest with all public schools in Coshocton County, held our annual Kiwanis Track and Field Days for youth and adults, competed in Special Olympics State Championship tournaments, held our annual Staff Vs. Players game, and we had an amazing luncheon where we were able to honor so many great community leaders who make Coshocton County so amazing to live, work and thrive in.

At our DD Month Luncheon we discussed how technology can assist people who have developmental disabilities be more independent and have fuller lives. We were also able to honor 7 different people/groups who make Coshocton County so amazing.

Local Hero Award: Frank Luce, RHDD

Employer Award: Fanatics

Community Partner Award: Wilma Griffith, Family Physicians

Dedication Award: Chaz Matthews, Captial Prosthetics & Orthotics

Dedication Award: Katie Christner, Hopewell Industries

Individual Spotlight Award: Todd Walker

Individual Spotlight Award: Jalen Berry

Thank you for making Coshocton County so great!

Hopewell Indians State Championship [red team]

The Hopewell Indians Red team fought and climbed their way into the final championship game against Franklin Columbus Schools Green Comet team on March 23, 2019. The final game was a battle to the finish- the Indians did the best that they could and came in second in the state of Ohio! Great job athletes, coaches and volunteers!

Hopewell Indians Basketball [18-19]

The Hopewell Indians Basketball team just had their pictures taken on Monday! Check out the photo gallery below :)

Jamie's Custom Cutting

Jamie received his Associates Degree in Greenhouse Production & Management, but was having difficulties finding a job that matched his interests. Through the help of The Coshocton County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Jamie was able to start his own business doing what he loves- woodworking! Check out his video below to get his full story!

Michael - Fanatics
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Michael was unsure about leaving his Adult Day Program to pursue community employment. Through many conversations with his family and Employment Navigator, he finally decided that he would give it a try! He started working at Arby’s in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. He enjoyed working in the community so well, he decided he wanted to try working at Fanatic’s as well! He is employed full time, gets benefits and paid time off and is one of the hardest working people there! This past March Michael won an award for his determination, dedication and commitment to working hard in the community at the annual Developmental Disability Luncheon. Congratulations, Michael!

Collin - Ohio Fabricators, Co.

Collin has been working with Ohio Fabricators, Co. since February of this year. He enjoys completing all of the tasks that are put in front of him, and he does them in a timely manner. Ohio Fabricators, Co. completes a lot of little jobs that Collin is able to help with and enjoys doing. His co-workers enjoy spending time with him and joking with him through the day. He has become an integral part of the Ohio Fab team!

I enjoy the people here. They make it a happy place.
— Collin H.