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D.A.R.E. Reflections

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Ohio

Bellefontaine DARE Essay Winners 2017

Bellefontaine Intermediate School fifth-grader Emily Taylor, holding the microphone, reads her essay Tuesday afternoon during the school’s D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony, accompanied by program leader Bellefontaine Police Department Officer Andy Kennedy, while fellow essay winners are recognized in front of her. Through D.A.R.E., Emily said she has learned about being responsible and setting priorities, like completing […]

For D.A.R.E. Officer, An Emotional Farewell

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Ohio, Spotlight

Sgt. Bobby Stroop

After a career in law enforcement dating back to 1985, including more than a decade as Highland County’s D.A.R.E. officer, Sgt. Bobby Stroop is retiring from the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. Image: Sgt. Bobby Stroop is preparing to retire effective May 31 after serving in law enforcement since 1985, including more than a decade as […]

D.A.R.E. Graduates

Posted on April 22, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Danbury Elementary principal Dan Humphrey takes a selfie with the first graduating class of the D.A.R.E. program at Danbury Middle School. -- register photo/WANDA CHANDLER

MARBLEHEAD –– Danbury Middle School sixth graders graduated from D.A.R.E. recently. Right: Danbury Elementary principal Dan Humphrey takes a selfie with the first graduating class of the D.A.R.E. program at Danbury Middle School. — register photo/WANDA CHANDLER D.A.R.E. which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education is a substance abuse prevention educational program that assists in […]

Oakwood Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on April 22, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Essay Winners Jamy Hunt and Connor Axson with DARE Deputy Nick Mendez

Essays described what they learned and how the D.A.R.E. program can help them make safe, responsible choices. “Once I receive all the essays, winners are selected and they receive a prize. This year the two essay winners were Jamy Hunt and Connor Axson,” says D.A.R.E. Deputy Mendez, “I am proud of each and every student […]

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 […]