2619 Gallia Street   Portsmouth, OH 45662-4898
P 740.353.0636   F 740.353.0780
Welcome to STAR, Inc.
STAR, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation with the goal of putting people with developmental disabilities into the workforce.  Closely associated with the Scioto County Board of DD, STAR, Inc. operates the County Board's Community Employment Program. 

Its latest venture is The Vocation Station, located at 1619 Chillicothe Street, which has been made possible through a grant from the Ohio Rehabilitation Service Commission.  The grant is designed to help students ages 14 - 22 with DD make a smoother transition from school to work.  For more information, call 354-1517.

Aktion/!MPACT ring bell for Christmas in July
Members of the Aktion Club and the STAR, Inc. !MPACT team started the Christmas season early by ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during their annual Christmas in July Kettle Campaign. The Aktion Club, which is a chartered member of Kiwanis International and the !MPACT Team, which was developed by STAR, Inc., provide community service throughout Scioto County. Since their inception in 2013, the groups have provide more than 4,000 hours of community service such as serving meals at the Salvation Army, cleaning the grounds at Camp OYO, cleaning highways, etc.  
Mosley Retires from SCBDD
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently held a retirement tea for Lyvette Mosley, July 17 at STAR, Inc. Mosley retired after eight years, working in the Service and Support Administration office, the Superintendent’s Office and the Fiscal and Human Resources office. She was presented a proclamation from the Board during their regular meeting. Left, Rick Bolin, board member, presents Mosley, right, with the proclamation.  
Color Run to Benefit Special Olympics

Kelsey Davis, River Days Candidate from West Portsmouth High School will be hosting a "Color Me Cheerful" Color Run on Sunday, July 27 at Portsmouth West high school. The 5k event will begin at 1 p.m. with registration starting at noon. The cost is $25 for preregistration and $30 the day of the event. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Vern Riffe School Cheerleaders and Special Olympics. For more information, contact Davis at 740-370-8332.  

Kiwanis donates to Aktion/!MPACT

The Kiwanis Club of Portsmouth recently donated $600 to the Kiwanis Aktion Club and STAR Inc. !MPACT team for the purchase of new volunteer T-shirts. From left, Kiwanis Publicity Chairman, Shawn Jordan, presents the check to Aktion Club President Tony Mills, center, and President Elect A.J. Fout.  

SCBDD named #2 Employer
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) was named number two in the Best Employer Category of the Portsmouth Daily Times Reader’s Choice Awards for the second year in a row. Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to all the staff and individuals for making SCBDD a great place to work.  
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