VOICEcorps reading service recently received a grant from the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to inform and educate voters with disabilities.

VOICEcorps receives voter education grant

VOICEcorps reading service recently received a grant from the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to inform and educate voters with disabilities.

The service provides news and information in a broadcast format for people who are blind, or who have other disabilities and cannot access the printed word.

The $10,000 Voter Education for People with Disabilities grant will extend from July 2011 through the November 2012 general election. VOICEcorps was one of four organizations to receive a voter education grant.

The grant will allow VOICE corps to inform listeners of important election deadlines; upcoming election days; how to use voting equipment; and provide nonpartisan information on candidates and ballot issues.

For information on VOICE corps, visit www. voice corps.org. Honda honors two Marysville suppliers

Two Marysville firms are among 15 recognized for excellence at providing services to Honda plants in Ohio and Indiana.

Honda's maintenance, repair and operational (MRO) suppliers provide a wide range of goods and services that support product manufacturing.

Scioto Services received the 2011 Honda MRO Supplier of the Year Award, ranking it as a top company that supports Honda's automobile manufacturing.

McAuliffe's Industrial was awarded the 2011 Honda MRO Supplier Special Recognition Award, which recognizes suppliers for outstanding innovations to increase the efficiency of business transactions and consolidate buying power among the various Honda manufacturing operations.

"It has taken an extreme effort to manage the disruption of our businesses through a severe economic downturn and then a devastating earthquake and tsunami," said Jan Gansheimer, purchasing division senior manager at Honda of America Mfg. Inc.

"We are acknowledging an outstanding group of suppliers that deliver the highest possible value to our customers through their quality products and services," she said. "All of us at Honda appreciate their excellence at meeting the needs of their customers."