Dr. Ellen Williams, School of Intervention Services, will be honored tomorrow (June 16) by Wood Lane Residential Services Inc. and the Wood Lane Properties Board Inc. Wood Lane provides education and services to people with developmental disabilities.
In recognition of her longtime involvement with and contributions to the residential program, one of the Wood Lane Residential Services homes will be named for Williams. She has served on various Wood Lane boards for more than 25 years and continues as a member of the WLRS Inc. Board.
A special ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Wood Lane Residential Services offices at 545 Pearl St.
Williams, who has taught undergraduate and graduate students in the Intervention Services department, will retire as a BGSU faculty member on June 30. She has had a significant impact not only on residential services in Wood County, but has also been an educator/mentor to future professionals in the field of special education.
Williams is one of five people being honored. Also among them is Douglas McVey, a 1976 BGSU graduate who served as Wood Lane superintendent for 22 years.
Free tetanus shots offered to tornado workers
In an ongoing effort to assist with recovery operations, the Wood County Health Department will continue to provide free tetanus shots to volunteers helping with the cleanup. Volunteers can go the Millbury Fire Hall tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tetanus is a serious disease that is caused by bacteria that can infect open wounds. Tetanus shots are normally recommended every 10 years. If someone gets a deep cut from dirty debris and it has been more than 5 years
since their last tetanus shot, they should get another one.
Junior Alex Campbell (left), along with other Lake High School alumni Kalen Marion and Tim DeCant, helps with the cleanup at Lake High School following the recent tornado. Campbell is the son of Kristie Ackerman, Office of the General Counsel. The family lives on Main Street in Millbury very close to the stricken area. "I am certainly proud of him and his clean-up efforts this week," said Ackerman.
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