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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

| October 7, 2013

COSHOCTON – Ten runners participated in First Step’s 5k, which was held Oct. 5, to commemorate October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The race started at the fairgrounds where First Step also had a display of t-shirts and pillowcases representing victims of domestic and sexual assaults, incest and sexual orientation, and those who have passed away from these crimes.

“They tell their personal stories,” said Vickie Laudick, director of First Step. “There are 75-80 of them all together and every year we have to add a few. It’s emotional. I remember the majority of the people who did them and they are the reason we have to remain being a part of Coshocton County.”

The display will be setup again later this month at the court square.

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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!

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