January 19, 2018
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Lisbon Fifth Graders Complete D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on January 2, 2018 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Shown are students winning awards for their poster designs were Wyatt Yost, Raylynn Ensell, Alyssa Brown, Alissa Greathouse, Isabella Lannon, Deven Fox, Damion Shreffler, Chris Oiler, Rylie Frantz, Alex Brandon and Dale Leyman. First row, from left, Damion Schreffler, Chris Oiler, Rylie Frantz, Alex Brandon, Dale Leyman; second row, Wyatt Yost, Raylynn Ensell, Alyssa Brown, Alissa Greathouse, Isabella Lannon, Deven Fox.

Lisbon McKinley Elementary fifth-grade students recently completed an 11-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program taught by Sergeant Shar Daub of the Lisbon Police Department. All students, who completed the program and all its requirements graduated on December 1.     From Salem News

Antwerp D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on December 20, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Antwerp D.A.R.E. Graduation

On November 28, Paulding County D.A.R.E. program held its graduation for 5th graders of Antwerp Elementary. Graduation is a time for students to think back on what they have learned in D.A.R.E. and time to reward the kids for completing the 12-week program. At the end of the program, each student writes an essay. The […]

Daring to Stay Off Drugs

Posted on December 17, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

A.J. Siegel of Fort Loramie and Shelby County Sheriff’s Chief Jim Frye

A.J. Siegel, left, 10, of Fort Loramie, shakes the hand of Shelby County Sheriff’s Chief Jim Frye during the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) 2017 fall session graduation ceremony. The ceremony was held at Fort Loramie Elementary Wednesday, Dec. 13. Fort Loramie teacher Carla Siegel, of Fort Loramie, second from left, helps hand out certificates. […]

Norwalk Ranked One of Ohio’s Safest Cities

Posted on June 27, 2017 by in Community Safety, Hometown, News, Ohio

Norwalk, OH

Noting the success of the D.A.R.E. and Safety Town programs, Duncan said part of Norwalk being a safe city starts with young children. Norwalk has been ranked just outside the top 10 percent of the safest cities in Ohio. “There were close to 900 municipalities we were competing against,” Mayor Rob Duncan said. “It was a […]

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 […]