Sunday, January 25, 2009

"Ashland County Needs Heartland"

People gathered to protest the closing of Ashland County's Heartland Home.

The Ashland County Commissioners voted to close the home due to budget cuts in the county's general fund. But, some area residents aren't going down without a fight.

Trudy Bays is one protester who has guardianship over her cousin who is a resident of Heartland Home. Bays says many residents do not have family outside of Heartland Home.

People Protest For Heartland Home

More information:
Heartland Home closing / Struggling with finances, commissioners decide to shut down facility

County commissioners announce Heartland Home will close

Heartland employees question county / Workers ask commissioners about future of home

Heartland Home Braces For Possible Cuts


Anonymous said...

I always like it when people pull together for a common cause.

Power is indeed in the people and it's always good to see them use it.

Anonymous said...

Maybe with this reverse economical situation, people are more sensitive; they will have bigger hearts and compassion for others.