Two major social service agencies are merging their programs and services. Officials say after about a year of work and preparation Quest Recovery & Prevention Services and Community Services of Stark County are coming together to provider faster, more in-depth care to treat the entire person in need. The merger will created a combined $16,000,000 budget and will have have the ability to serve 10,000 clients per year at 16 different sites throughout Stark and surrounding Counties. Community Services CEO, Dan Fuline, says “It is not often that two of the finest, home-town social service agencies in any community make the decision to combine their forces for the betterment of the community." The transition period will occur following the retirement of Fuline. Quest's current CEO, Keith Hochadel will take over the duties as the new CEO beginning July 1st of next year.
The Goodwill in Canton is giving away free Christmas trees to those in need. The trees were brought to the store Thursday afternoon and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. The more than 500 trees were donated by Smith Evergreen in Magnolia and come in various sizes.
It seems the Christmas spirit has found its way into local police departments. Joining several departments across the county, Massillon police officers and firefighters teamed up with the mayor's office and the Salvation Army Tuesday to deliver presents and food for a needy family in the city. Officials say they dropped off the items to Courtney Mumford, who has four boys and two girls. As a way to generate the funds for the program officers paid money to the fund if they wanted to grow beards thru the end of February. In addition, a cash donation was also made by the department to the family of fallen Akron Police Officer Justin Winebrenner.
At the new Honda museum, a supercar is to your right and robots seem to be around every corner. And, just when you might think this is too exotic, there is a minivan. The automaker gave a preview yesterday of the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville, a museum that will open to the public on Jan. 5.
Worthington Industriesâ disappointing results for the companyâs vehicle-cabs business and problems in its sales to the oil and gas industry took a toll on its share price yesterday.
Huntington Bancshares has bought Columbusâ first skyscraper, the 11-story Wyandotte Building, the latest in what has been a string of investments that the bank has made in the downtown areas of several cities where it has a significant presence.
The state has awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits totaling about $6.1 million to four central Ohio projects.