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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. […]

Sheriff’s Office Expands Relationships in County Schools with Deputy Presence

Posted on September 18, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Crestview students, left to right, Chase Forwerck, Sonny Chorvas and Austin Sheets talk with Deputy Mike Biberstine (center). (Photo courtesy of Crestview High School)

VAN WERT COUNTY — This school year has brought a new face to the halls of Lincolnview and Crestview Local Schools on a more regular basis. Deputy Mike Biberstine with the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office is assigned to the schools throughout the week to expand the relationship between the schools, students, parents and the […]

Springfield Sheriff Accepts Drug Prevention Grant

Posted on September 7, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Clark County Sheriff Gene A. Kelly

Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly recently accepted the 2016-2017 Drug Use Prevention Grant Award for $53,685. This grant will be used in the DARE program to fund the salaries of the two full-time deputies assigned to instruction duties of the program in all Clark County schools. Deputies Lisle and Berner instruct the new D.A.R.E. curriculum […]

Fifth-Graders at Royalview Elementary School in Willowick Meet New D.A.R.E. Officer

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

Willowick D.A.R.E. Officer, Don Slapnicker discusses decision making with the fifth graders in Royalview Elementary’s D.A.R.E. class. Kristi Garabrandt — The News-Herald.

Defining, assessing and coming up with a response to a problem is how Royalview Elementary School fifth-graders spent their first Drug Abuse Resistance Education class with Willowick Mayor Rich Regovich and new D.A.R.E. officer Don Slapnicker. Image (click for full view): Willowick D.A.R.E. Officer, Don Slapnicker discusses decision making with the fifth graders in Royalview […]

D.A.R.E. Celebrates 25 years in Miami Township

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

Miami Township

The Miami Township Police Department celebrated 25 years of bringing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program into local schools on Aug. 16. In 1991, when rubbing alcohol abuse was the most serious problem facing children, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, the then Ohio Attorney General Lee Fisher and the Ohio Department of Education […]