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Front line workers honored for fight against opiate problem

| April 12, 2018

COSHOCTON – All front line workers in the addiction arena, indirectly and directly, were honored during Opiate Addiction Support Appreciation Week, which started April 9. The governor declared the week and provided money to county addiction and mental health boards to honor first responders, counselors and others involved in the fight against drugs. “Here in Coshocton we used the money to show our appreciation by providing lunches from Schumaker Farms and we also had people on the radio,” said Beth Cormack, from Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices, which helped coordinate the lunches. “Different people were on the radio all week too, but it was all based on what we are doing as a community to fight the problem and how we are collaborating.” Lunches were delivered to treatment facilities and children’s service, to staff at all three courts in the county, to Coshocton Regional Medical Center Emergency Room staff, and to first responders. Pictured are Sarah Fechuch, RN and Dr. Vaishnav showing off the yummy salad that was part of the lunch delivered to ER staff at the hospital on April 11.

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    Josie Sellers

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    I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!