Knox Co. debates privatizing MRDD services

Source: The Columbus Dispatch, Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:20 PM

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Tensions remain high over proposed privatization of adult day services for clients of Knox County’s Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities board. At its meeting last night, the board heard from MRDD superintendent Marti Estep who has recommended privatizing New Hope Industries. The workshop-style program provides MRDD adult clients with small-scale manufacturing jobs.