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D.A.R.E. adapts to the times after Cox’s death

Posted on November 27, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

From Chillicothe Gazette. CHILLICOTHE – Ten years after Chillicothe Police Officer Larry Cox was killed, the city schools’ Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is still thriving and learning to adapt to a new world of preteen and teenage communication. Cox was a DARE officer popular with students at the time of his death. The program has […]

Anti-bullying campaign empowering Loveland students

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Bullying, Hometown, Ohio

Loveland City Schools Human Resources Assistant Superintendent Keith Koehne, left, and Superintendent Chad Hilliker wear their “Be an Upstander” shirts from My Voice, My Choice’s anti-bullying campagin to empower bystanders. (Photo: Heather Higdon). From cincinnati.com. Loveland City Schools’ counseling department is working to make a culture of acceptance and caring in the district. Loveland High School […]

D.A.R.E. set to return to Bucyrus Secondary School

Posted on November 16, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

From wbco.com. After a short hiatus, the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is back in the classroom at Bucyrus Secondary School. Sixth grade students in Mrs. Felecia Ervin’s class participate in the program every Friday over twelve weeks that began Sept. 9. Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Martin instructs the course during the twelve-week period. […]

Internet safety expert visits St. Sebastian School

Posted on November 8, 2014 by in Hometown, Internet Safety, Ohio

From Akron.com. WEST AKRON — Jesse Weinberger, an Internet safety expert, digital strategist, instructor and owner of OvernightGeek University, recently spent time at St. Sebastian Parish School and visited the classrooms of students in grades four through eight to discuss the dangers of the Internet, gaming and social media. Each presentation was designed for the […]

Thanks, Officer Batman

Posted on October 28, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio, Spotlight

Pickerington Police Officer Dan Simcox gets a hug from new Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduate Katie Nash, 11, following graduation Friday, Oct. 17, at Harmon Middle School. From PICKERINGTON TIMES-SUN. Pickerington Police Officer Dan Simcox led a group of 77 students through D.A.R.E. graduation ceremonies Friday, Oct. 17, at Harmon Middle School. The D.A.R.E. program, designed to […]

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 […]