Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - The Allen County Children Services held a going away party on Tuesday for their outgoing Director Scott Ferris.

Ferris said that in the nine years he has spent in Allen County they have established a great relationship with the community and that the community has supported Children Services through thick and thin.

Ferris will take over as Director of Children Services in Lorain County near Cleveland in June to be closer to family and friends.

The Director spot will remain vacant until the Executive Board can appoint a new person to fill the position.