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BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Lane Industries and School in Bowling Green provide the largest and most
comprehensive care for people with developmental disabilities in Wood County.
Now they need the help of voters.
Lane provides services to more than 1,000 people each year – from infants all
the way to adults. They teach them a variety of skills to help them get and
keep a job.
provide support for employment, for living in the community," said
Superintendent Melanie Stretchbery.
members passed a resolution for a 3.5 mill operating levy to go on the November
ballot. The levy would generate $9.5 million, and it's the first time they've
requested a levy in 13 years.
the number of people we serve and the 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week services
we provide, it does cost money, and there are no other sources of revenue,"
Lane figures the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $107 per
year. All the money generated would allow Wood Lane to continue to provide
stability and independence for people like Kristen Fisher.
has worked as a receptionist for Wood Lane Schools for five years. She says the
skills she's learned have helped her to become more independent.
going to move out on my own soon," she said. "I'm glad I'm doing that…have my
own journey from there."