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Indiana County's Drug Problem
Posted 1/17/2012 6:43:00 AM

It's no surprise that many rural areas are now dealing with issues surrounding drug abuse.  With that in mind, starting in the 9 a.m. hour today on Hometown Magazine, we're going to focus on the issues drugs are causing in Indiana County and what officials in the area are doing to address the problems.

We start this morning at 9 a.m. with Sheriff Bob Fyock.  Chuck Clark is filling in this morning and he'll have Sheriff Fyock live in the NewsTalk 1160 WCCS studio.  I've spoke with Sheriff Fyock over the phone several times over the past couple weeks, and he's very involved in some programs aimed at teens and stopping issues with drugs before they even start.

Sheriff Fyock's interview on Tuesday will set up our special program planned for Thursday morning.  Starting at 8 a.m., Coroner Michael Baker will be live in our studio, talking about the growth of the drug problem over the past few years.  This is an issue Coroner Baker is very passionate about.  In the second hour, I'll be joined by Vince Mercuri, who is the executive director at the Open Door.  New Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty will also join me.

That all leads up to our new poll on www.1160wccs.com.  Please vote and let us know what you think is the number one reason for the growth of Indiana County's drug problem.


Posted By: Nick Ruffner  

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