A new member joins the MCBDD to fill an unexpired term


MCBDD Appoints New Board Member

The Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) welcomes a new board member, Jim McGuire, to serve an unexpired term ending in December 2024.

McGuire is a professional engineer and received his engineering license in 1983. He has owned and operated JL McGuire and Associates Inc. for 36 years. His company has designed and built automation equipment for local, national and worldwide industries.

McGuire is deeply involved in his church, helping with design and construction projects and school buildings with the Missionaries of Haiti and serving as finance chair on the church board. He is a member of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity and is an adviser to the technical committee of Marion Technical College. McGuire has been an active member of the First Consolidated Fire District for 26 years. He also serves on the Republican Central Executive Committee and currently helps manage building renovation projects at the new Marion County Republican headquarters.

“McGuire is filling the unexpired term of Ted Graham and while those are big shoes to fill, he seems like a perfect candidate for our board,” Cheryl Plaster, superintendent of the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities, said of the appointment of McGuire. “His engineering knowledge will be a huge asset to our capital budget and our building and facility maintenance projects.”

Home energy assistance always available

ONTARIO — The Ohio Area Agency on Aging’s District 5 office reminds residents that Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits are available for those who need help paying their heating bills. in winter.

HEAP helps Ohioans at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines. Anyone aged 18 and over can apply for this assistance. People 60 and older can get help completing the application. All types of heating are eligible for energy assistance programs: electricity, wood, coal, natural gas, propane and kerosene.

Applications for the HEAP program must be received by May 31.

For more information about HEAP, including a list of required documents, contact the Regional Agency on Aging at 419-524-4144 or 800-860-5799 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. To be connected to your local energy assistance provider, call 800-282-0880 (customers with hearing loss can dial 711 for assistance) or visit energyhelp.ohio.gov.

Upcoming meetings:

• Marion County Park Board, noon today, Prospect Room, Marion County Building, 222 W. Center St, Marion

• Scioto Conservancy District Council, 4:30 p.m., Monday, Ag Credit Conference Room, 1100 E. Center Street.


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