Disability rights topic of talk at WSU


Disability rights topic of talk

Laura Osseck, an attorney specializing in disability rights, will give Wright State University’s 2016 Honors Institute luncheon address at 12:30 p.m. March 23 in the Student Union Apollo Room.

Osseck will discuss “Disability Rights in Ohio: Community Integration and Voting Rights” during the free luncheon that is open to the public. Registration is required and can be made online at www.wright.edu/honors/honors-institute.

Osseck is an attorney at Disability Rights Ohio, the state’s protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities.

Currently, she is part of a team of attorneys representing students with disabilities in statewide class action litigation involving Ohio’s provision of free appropriate public education under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. DIANA BLOWERS, CONTRIBUTING WRITER


City looking for parade grand marshal

The City of Beavercreek Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture is taking applications for the grand marshal of the annual 4th of July parade.

To be eligible, a nominee must be at least 18 years old and either reside or work in the city or in Beavercreek Township or be involved in a civic organization benefitting Beavercreek.

They need to have made a significant contribution in one or more of several areas including education, human service, leisure services, lifetime achievements with a lasting community impact, dedication to serving the community and display “outstanding pride and exemplifies the spirt of Beavercreek.”

The grand marshal’s duties include representing the city through press interviews and riding in the 4th of July parade.

Nomination forms are due by May 1. The form and more information are available online at www.beavercreekohio.gov/177/Parks-Recreation-Culture under the “Forms and Information” tab. DIANA BLOWERS, CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Shelter reservations now accepted

The Greene County Parks & Trails’ Clifton Lodge Reserve will reopen April 1 for the 2016 season and is currently taking reservations for events such as business meetings/retreats, weddings, graduation parties, reunions and more at any of its shelters, pavilions or lodges located throughout Greene County.

The lodge is located in a park setting adjacent to the Little Miami River off Ohio 72 outside Clifton. The lodge includes a kitchenette/bar area; refrigerator/microwave; gas fireplace; and seating for 60.

Ten round tables and two rectangular tables are provided. Patrons may bring their own food, drink and decorations, with some limitations.

Additional small shelters are also available for reservation. Prices vary by shelter and date needed.

For more information, call 937-562-6440, email info@gcparkstrails.com or visit www.gcparkstrails.com. STEVEN MATTHEWS

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