Reach 4 More staff expands

Pictured above right, G.R. “Hawk” Miller, far right, is now a job developer on the staff of Reach 4 More, a jobs program of the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Fellow staffers, from the left, are Paul Anthony, also a job developer, Courtney Waters, an employment development specialist, and Shirley Bowald, employment development manager.

LISBON — G.R. “Hawk” Miller has joined the staff of Reach 4 More, a program of the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD).

As a job developer, Miller will work to place county residents with developmental disabilities in community employment. Miller brings a lifetime of experience as a restauranteur and law and security officer to the position.

“Our job is to find employers willing to hire those with disabilities and to pair them with CCBDD clients who want to work and are able to perform the duties of a regular job,” said Paul Anthony, also a job developer for CCBDD.

Miller was appointed to the part-time position by the county board at its October regular meeting. He began his duties on Jan. 2, working out of Reach 4 More’s office at 7716 State Route 45, Lisbon. He may be reached at 330.424.7788, extension 106, or by email at .

With his wife Judy, Miller owned and operated the Turf Supper Club and TK’s Restaurant (now Connie’s Corner) in Chester, W.Va., over a 15-year period beginning in 1989.

Miller received his PA Act 120 certification, enabling him to work as a police officer in the state of Pennsylvania, from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Greensburg, Pa. He served seven years as chief of police in Industry Borough, and also was in charge of security at the Beaver Valley Power Stations in Shippingport, Pa., as district manager for Security Bureau Inc. More recently he was code enforcement and zoning officer for Midland Borough, Pa.

Miller is proud that his two sons, one now retired, followed him into law enforcement with careers in the Pennsylvania State Police.

“Hawk’s many contacts in the local community and experience, especially in the food service industry, will be helpful in finding jobs for our clients,” said Anthony.