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A D.A.R.E. Student’s Letter to Officer Joann Felton: Thank you (like a lot)

Posted on July 2, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

D.A.R.E. Officer Joann Felton works with students in the Solon City Schools classrooms talking about the dangers of drug abuse, smoking, e-cigarettes and other risky behaviors. She stresses that students think about making good decisions. Photo by Philip Botta.

One of D.A.R.E. Officer Joann Felton’s 7th grade students wrote her a letter, and she is so grateful that “D.A.R.E. officers from all over the US so impact these kids!!!” Jess, the D.A.R.E. student, wrote, “Please don’t ever change from who you are, it’s freaking amazing how many lives you’re changing for the better and the fact […]

Copley-Fairlawn D.A.R.E. Impact Shows in Essay

Posted on July 1, 2016 by in Hometown, Ohio

Copley-Fairlawn D.A.R.E.

COPLEY — Patrolman Sarah Shendy has read a lot of sixth-graders’ essays in her six years as Copley D.A.R.E. officer, but this year’s crop was especially powerful. “They just kind of blew me away,” Shendy said. The D.A.R.E. — Drug Abuse Resistance Education — program has been taught in Copley-Fairlawn City Schools for more than […]

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Hosts D.A.R.E. Summer Camp

Posted on June 29, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Ohio State Division of Watercraft Sgt. Kim Sheets, left, helps Zach Orsborne, 11, of Sidney, son of Alysha and Neil Orsborne, navigate through a canoe with drunk goggles on as Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Strunk looks on during the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Summer Camp Thursday, June 23. The camp was held at Lake Loramie State Park.

FORT LORAMIE — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office “D.A.R.E. Summer Camp” (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) had another successful year. Image (click for full view): Ohio State Division of Watercraft Sgt. Kim Sheets, left, helps Zach Orsborne, 11, of Sidney, son of Alysha and Neil Orsborne, navigate through a canoe with drunk goggles on as Shelby […]

Community Surprises Pickaway Co. Deputy with New Car

Posted on May 17, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Community Surprises Deputy with New Car

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Every Monday morning, as Pickaway County Deputy Dale Thomas walks to his cruiser, he carries jumper cables knowing that the long weekend will leave the battery needing a jolt. If it is raining, he prepares for the leak in the cruiser’s roof by grabbing a rain jacket. The D.A.R.E. officer knows the shortfalls […]

D.A.R.E. Program: ‘It works’

Posted on March 30, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Sgt. Bobby Stroop, the Highland County D.A.R.E. officer, stands outside the sheriff’s department’s new DARE cruiser, a former state patrol cruiser that has been wrapped in an attention-grabbing camouflage style

The D.A.R.E. anti-drug program is an effective deterrent that helps keep youngsters from using drugs, alcohol and tobacco, and which works in part because “education is key to helping children,” according to Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera. Left: Sgt. Bobby Stroop, the Highland County D.A.R.E. officer, stands outside the sheriff’s department’s new DARE cruiser, a […]

A Letter in Support of D.A.R.E. from Scott R. Evans, Retired Deputy and D.A.R.E. Officer, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office

Posted on October 18, 2015 by in Hometown, Ohio, Spotlight

Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center

As a retired D.A.R.E. Officer of 16 years from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office I know all too well the accusations that D.A.R.E. does not work and that funding should be cut. This has been going on since I was certified back in 1992. As far as D.A.R.E. being effective we need to understand that […]

Zumyah Thorpe Inspires D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on August 13, 2015 by in 28th International Conference, Hometown, News, Ohio

Zumyah Thorpe

Miracle girl Zumyah Thorpe, recovering from a car accident, adds national speaker to her list of achievements. Zumayah was asked to speak at the 28th International D.A.R.E. Conference held in New Orleans August 4 to 6, 2015. From www.wkyc.com.

D.A.R.E. Cited in Press Release of Rep. Bill Johnson and Rep. Doris Matsui

Posted on July 29, 2015 by in California, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Ohio

Bill Johnson and Doris Matsui

  D.A.R.E. cited in press release for support of proposed legislation which would prohibit the sale of cough medicines containing the ingredient dextromethorphan to minors.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 28, 2015   CONTACTS: Rep. Bill Johnson – BEN KEELER (330) 337-6951 Rep. Doris Matsui – JULIE EDDY (202) 225-7163     Johnson, Matsui Introduce Bipartisan Legislation […]

CCS Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on May 16, 2015 by in Hometown, Ohio

Calvary Christian School fifth-graders

From Bellefontaine Examiner Online. Click image for full view. A total of 19 Calvary Christian School fifth-graders recently graduated from the DARE program offered at the school by Bellefontaine Police Officer Andy Kennedy. Officer Kennedy and Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley hosted a ceremony for the students, and the pupils each received a T-shirt, certificate and […]

Norwalk Police Taking Proactive Approach to Fighting Crime

Posted on April 25, 2015 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Ohio

Chief David Light

From Norwalk Reflector. The Norwalk Police Department has set clear goals for 2015. Chief David Light stressed the objective is to take a proactive approach to fighting crime. But, as in any department, those goals need to be achieved while following a financial budget. Light said the department tries to control costs by reviewing the […]