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Crime Task Force curbs drug trade

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Sheriff credits multiple prong approach. Deputy Joe Carl and K9 unit Riley are members of the Hardin County Sheriffs Department canine unit which works very closely with the task force. From The Ada Herald Media. HARDIN COUNTY — On Oct. 7, the Hardin County Crime Task Force conducted three traffic stops in Washington Township. As […]

Safe Routes Continues to Teach School Safety

Posted on October 12, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio, School Safety

From Hudson Hub-Times. Hudson — Long after graduation, some students will remain in Hudson Middle School, captured in safety videos made this past summer. Safe Routes Hudson Project Coordinator Brenda Divine showed one of the videos, which teaches safety for students riding bikes or walking to school, at the Oct. 6 Board of Education meeting […]

D.A.R.E. partnership continues: Local dealer donates another new vehicle

Posted on October 9, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Fred Martin President Adam Huff, interim Police Chief John Dalessandro and dealership General Manager Tom Dunn show off the new D.A.R.E. truck the company donated Oct. 6. From The Post Newspapers. NORTON – For the sixth time in a decade, the Fred Martin Superstore on Barber Road signed over a brand new vehicle Oct. 6 […]

Keeping kids safe and parents aware message of ‘Hidden In Plain Sight’ at Bay High School

Posted on October 5, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

“You’ve got to have the desire to snoop,” said Copley D.A.R.E. officer Duane Scott. “It doesn’t matter if your kid’s a 4.0 athlete, everybody is doing it now.” BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – From alcohol to marijuana, huffing to sexting, eyeballing to suicide, topics parents were presented with Wednesday night at Bay High School ran the […]

‘Officer Batman’ seeing program through to end

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

Officer Dan Simcox hands a diploma to Chans Strickland during the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program graduation ceremony at Diley Middle School Friday, Sept. 19. From ThisWeek Community News. In his final year on the force, a Pickerington police officer known throughout the community for his action-hero nickname continues to teach school kids about the […]

Dover Public Library to host Internet safety forum Oct. 4

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Hometown, Internet Safety, Ohio

The Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St., Dover, will host a free special Internet safety forum for parents at 10 a.m. Oct. 4. Guest speakers for the program include Cindy Hay from Dover City Schools, Amanda Miller from the Tuscarawas County Prosecutor’s Office and Detective Cathy Bickford from the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Department. Participants […]

Safe Community Awards Handed Out

Posted on September 18, 2014 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Ohio

From Your News Now. Keeping a community safe takes more than just law enforcement and first responders. It also takes countless hours of community involvement from area residents. With the dedication of these volunteers and safety personnel Lima Allen County residents can rest a little easier as their safety and welfare is being looked after. Today […]

Deputies Ride School Buses to Stress Safety

Posted on September 16, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio, School Safety

Deputies from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office rode on buses with Plain Local Schools students Tuesday morning. Some also followed buses in their cruisers or enforced speed limits in school zones. Right: Sgt. Ron Perdue of the Stark County Sheriff’s Department stopped a motorist for a speed violation near GlenOak High School. From The CantonRep. […]

“Strong Families, Safe Communities” Grant

Posted on September 3, 2014 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Ohio

From whiznews.com. A 265 thousand dollar “Strong Families, Safe Communities” Grant has been awarded from the State of Ohio to Muskingum, Guernsey, Coshocton and Perry Counties. The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services along with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities announced the grant this afternoon at the John McIntire Library. Dan Carpenetti, […]

D.A.R.E. Program Celebrates 25 Years

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

D.A.R.E. OFFICERS — Steubenville’s D.A.R.E. officers through the past 25 years include, from left, J.P. Rigaud, Anthony Piergallini and Erik Dervis. Piergallini was the first Drug Abuse Resistance Education program police officer in the region in 1989. Rigaud served after Piergallini’s retirement from the Steubenville Police Department and Dervis is the current D.A.R.E. officer. The […]