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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