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Facility for developmentally disabled merging in Columbiana County

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LISBON, Ohio - The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities informed students and parents that it is consolidating three educational facilities into two.

According to flyers sent home with students, the board is closing the EDI South Workshop in Calcutta, and merging with clients at the EDI Central Workshop and Adult Senior Center in Lisbon.

The CCBDD plans to complete the merger by August 25.

The board calls the move an opportunity to improve the programs and services for clients, while being responsible with taxpayer dollars.

The flyer says the board will be able to provide better services, more desirable options and an enhanced environment at an annual savings of $400,000.

A separate sheet titled "Frequently Asked Questions" says that although the location is changing, the programs for clients will not change.

There will be some bus route modifications, and after hour job opportunities will continue.

The EDI South building will be used for storage until the board can find a more fiscally responsible use for the facility.

Parents with questions are being invited to a meeting on June 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the CCBDD Administration Office, 7675 State Route 45, Lisbon.

You can find more about the change by following this link.
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