Joyful Connections celebrates Supervised Visitation Awareness Month

Supporters and Board Members of Joyful Connections. Sitting L to R: Dr. Hablitzel, Ottawa County Community Foundation, Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick. Standing L to R: Executive Director Joyful Connections Sheila Powell, Corrine Creeden, Joy Roth, Gary Macko and Wayne Biggert. There are thousands of children and families that are…
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Assisted Living Deductibility

Can an individual deduct the cost of living in an assisted living facility (ALF)? This is controlled by Section 7702B of the Internal Revenue Code. Under the Internal Revenue Code, the cost of room and board is deductible under schedule A of your income tax return, if certain conditions are…
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OCIC hires Business and Workforce Development Manager

The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (ocic.biz) is pleased to announce that Gaye L. Winterfield has joined the organization as the Business and Workforce Development Manager. In this position, Ms. Winterfield will focus on supporting the employment and training needs of Ottawa County businesses, along with assisting in identifying strategic business…
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Magruder Hospital named Healthstrong Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Magruder Hospital was recently named one of the iVantage Healthstrong Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. "Magruder is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Todd Almendinger, Magruder's President and CEO. Magruder scored in…
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Edgewood Manor receives highest rating

Port Clinton’s Edgewood Manor Nursing Center has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities…
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Stein Hospice Announces Workforce Reductions and Cuts

Stein Hospice today informed its employees that it will be reducing its workforce by about 12 percent and reducing some of its non-core services to patients. The organization is projecting significant reductions in revenue due to scheduled Medicare funding cuts that affect the entire industry, as well as shorter lengths…
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