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Dr. Lawrence Kuk among speakers at April 21 heroin issues seminar

The Ohio Northern University Department of History, Politics and Justice, in conjunction with the ONU Public Interest Law Association, will host a seminar focusing on heroin issues on Saturday, April 21.

The event, a part of ONU’s Civil Engagement Series, will begin at 8:30 a.m. in ONU’s Pettit College of Law. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Dr. Lawrence Kuk, Hardin County coroner, physician at Ada Area Family Practice and ONU student physician, and Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart will discuss Hardin County’s heroin issues.

Lorrie Lewandowski, coordinator and supervisor of the Wood County Educational Service Center (WCESC) School and Community-Based ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug) Prevention Program, will present a workshop on community engagement. Lewandowski also serves as a grant director for WCESC’s Reducing Alcohol Abuse in Secondary Schools as well as the coordinator of WCESC’s Safe School/Healthy Student Initiative.

Dr. Michael Shafer, director of counseling at ONU’s Counseling Center, will present a second workshop on counseling.

Charles Rowland III, director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and Dr. Kevin Hill, ONU professor of law, will participate in a heroin-legalization debate, with Rowland representing pro-legalization and Hill anti-legalization.

To register for this event, call the Department of History, Politics and Justice at 419-772-2090. Upon registering, you will be required to make a $5 deposit, which will be refunded at the event’s registration.

For more information, contact Dr. Harold J. Geistman at 419-772-3562 or Heather Fishbaugh at 419-772-2541.