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St. Helen School (OH) D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on January 19, 2017 by in Hometown, Ohio

The D.A.R.E. essay contest winners are (l to r) Liam Grzywinski and Madeline Martin Kosier, with runner-up Paige Fisher. They are with their D.A.R.E. officer, Deputy Roy Lundstrom.

On Jan. 10, the sixth-grade class at St. Helen School celebrated the completion of the D.A.R.E. program conducted by Deputy Roy Lundstrom during the first semester of study. This completed Lundstrom’s 15th year at St. Helen School. In photo (click for full view): D.A.R.E. essay contest winners (l to r) Liam Grzywinski and Madeline Martin Kosier, […]

Leaders in Harrison County return for Another Term

Posted on January 1, 2017 by in Hometown, Ohio

Sheriff Joe Myers (in photo) said, “We've applied for a couple grants with the governor and the (Attorney General’s) Office. They want us to get our D.A.R.E. officers back into the schools, so we're going to apply for that grant, hopefully we can get it again.”

HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio — Some of the officers who will lead Harrison County in the coming years have been sworn in. The men taking an oath on Tuesday have already served at least one term at their post. They have experience under their belt, and they’re looking forward to making more progress in 2017. Sheriff […]

Deputies Deliver D.A.R.E. Program’s Message at Lake

Posted on January 1, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Ohio, Spotlight

Stark County Sheriff's Deputy Laura Blackstock, school resource officer at Lake Elementary, leads a D.A.R.E. class of fifth-graders at the school. (CantonRep.com / Julie Vennitti)

School resource officers promote drug education in Lake Local’s multi-layered approach. HARTVILLE – The Lake Elementary classroom was packed with fifth-graders fresh off a holiday weekend, a setting ripe for a little anarchy. Image: Stark County Sheriff’s Deputy Laura Blackstock, school resource officer at Lake Elementary, leads a D.A.R.E. class of fifth-graders at the school. (CantonRep.com […]

D.A.R.E. Program Holds Graduation

Posted on December 19, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Three D.A.R.E. essay winners at Paulding Elementary received awards. From left are Sheriff Jason Landers, winners Joshua Funez, Ella Gorrell and Maci Kauser, and D.A.R.E. Deputy Mendez

PAULDING – The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. program held its graduation for Paulding Elementary fifth graders on Dec. 5. Each student was required to write an essay before they could graduate. The D.A.R.E. program consist of 12 lessons and the essay gives the students a chance to reflect back on the lessons. In photo […]

D.A.R.E. Officer Makes Course ‘Fun But Informative’

Posted on December 4, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Emily Griffith, Chloe Fry and Isaiah White were given special recognition at South Central's sixth grade D.A.R.E. graduation for their exemplary essays on the program's lessons.

GREENWICH — South Central recently graduated 61 from their first in-school D.A.R.E. program. Photo (click to view full image): Emily Griffith, Chloe Fry and Isaiah White were given special recognition at South Central’s sixth grade D.A.R.E. graduation for their exemplary essays on the program’s lessons. The sixth-grade class cheered as D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) […]

Work with D.A.R.E. Program Nets Honor for Columbus Officer

Posted on December 4, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Kimberley Myhand, at left, and Cpl. Angela Florence with honors during a Nov. 4 ceremony at the Public Safety Center

Locating a missing child was a lot easier with Cpl. Angela Florence coordinating the D.A.R.E. To Be Great Summer Camp’s Roster. After a parent came to the camp looking for the child, Florence pulled the roster and quickly determined the missing child never made it to camp on June 14. The child was located by […]

Norton Police Department’s D.A.R.E. Program Gets New Vehicle

Posted on November 19, 2016 by in Hometown, Ohio

The Norton Police Department Emblem

NORTON — The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in Norton got an updated look recently, thanks to Fred Martin Superstore. On Nov. 8, the business donated a new 2016 Ram Big Horn 4×4 to the Norton Police Department for its D.A.R.E. program. Company officials stated the vehicle marks the eighth leased vehicle in 17 […]

Students Raise Money for Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Posted on November 19, 2016 by in Hometown, Ohio

Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart and Daren the D.A.R.E. Lion

Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart, left, and Daren the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Lion mascot sort through groceries and help prepare several food baskets which will be delivered to Shelby County families that are currently in need of assistance during the approaching Thanksgiving holiday. The food baskets are the result of a lot of […]

SRO to Implement D.A.R.E.

Posted on November 3, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Fairborn, OH

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Police Department is pleased to announce that School Resource Officer Nathan Penrod graduated on Sept. 30 from the State of Ohio D.A.R.E. instructional program. Penrod will teach the D.A.R.E. Program concepts to fifth grade elementary students in the Fairborn City School District. As part of his training, Officer Penrod is certified […]

D.A.R.E. Program Begins 28th Year in County

Posted on October 5, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Shelby County, Ohio

SIDNEY — Shelby County Sheriff Lenhart has announced he will continue his support of the local school systems and children by continuing the office’s D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program, SRO (School Resource Officer) Program and the Sidney City School Safety Officer program. The Sheriff’s Office is entering its 28th year of presenting the D.A.R.E. […]