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SPRINGFIELD — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will host the sixth of several community forums to be held across the state to examine drug abuse in Ohio from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Springfield High School Media Center, 701 East Home Road. The public is invited to attend.

DeWine announced the Ohio Attorney General’s Drug Abuse Community Forum series during the first community meeting in Portsmouth last year. Each meeting will give community members the opportunity to discuss drug abuse concerns with Attorney General DeWine and a panel of local experts. The Attorney General has also hosted meetings in Toledo, Akron, Mansfield, and Zanesville.

At the conclusion of the series of meetings, a committee will be formed to review the forum findings and create recommendations to curb drug abuse and prevent addiction across the state.

Public officials participating include Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team Director Orman Hall, Springfield Police Chief Stephen Moody, Clark County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Andrew Picek, Mental Health & Recovery Board of Clark, Greene, & Madison CEO Dr. Kent Youngman, McKinley Hall CEO Wendy Doolittle, Springfield City Schools Superintendent Dr. David Estrop and Cole’s Warriors Director Danielle Smoot.

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