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Heroin to be the topic of panel discussion hosted by Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University will host a panel discussion on the effects and use of heroin on local and international scales on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of Dicke Hall.

Free and open to the public, the discussion is titled “Heroin – Is It Really a Problem in Hardin County?” ONU honorary chapters Gamma Theta Upsilon, Alpha Pi Sigma, Alpha Kappa Delta, and Phi Beta Delta are sponsoring the event.

The panel will consist of Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart and Ada police Chief Mike Harnishfeger, who will discuss the problem of heroin on a global scale, its use in Hardin County, and local efforts to combat this problem.

Everhart and Harnishfeger are members of the Hardin County Crime Task Force, a multi-agency entity that has had success in identifying and arresting local heroin distributors.

David Smith, ONU associate professor of geography, will introduce the panelists and provide an overview on the topic. A question-and-answer session with the panel will follow the discussion.