COLUMBUS—State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) today announced the members serving on this summer’s Law Enforcement Perspectives on the Drug Epidemic & Its Impact on Families Study Committee. Representative members on the committee are as follows:

Majority Members

Dorothy Pelanda (Chair)        

Jim Buchy (Vice Chair)           

Margaret Conditt                          

Tim Derickson                          

Christina Hagan                        

Bill Hayes                                    

Brian Hill

Minority Members

Nickie Antonio

Sean O’Brien

Nicholas Celebrezze

Rep. Pelanda also announced that the committee will hold four hearings across the state. Each committee hearing will be focused on a specific theme and will feature testimony from state agencies, law enforcement experts and the public.

Community Impact, Scope of Epidemic from a Law Enforcement Perspective

1 PM

Tuesday, August 19th

Wilmington City Hall – Municipal Building

Wilmington, Ohio

Drug Epidemic from an Employment and Academic Perspective

1 PM

Wednesday, August 27th

Ohio State University - Marion Campus

Marion, Ohio

Coordination of Law Enforcement Services

1 PM

Wednesday, September 3rd

Kent State University – Stark Campus

North Canton, Ohio

Sentencing Issues and Alternatives to Incarceration from a Judicial Perspective

1 PM

Tuesday, September 9th

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

The committee will focus on the needs and experiences of law enforcement officials in relation to the opiate problem in Ohio.  Topics will include community impact and scope of the problem, prevention, coordination of local law enforcement, and treatment and recovery. 

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