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News in Brief — 2/20/14

2nd workshop on meth labs offered

IRONTON — A presenter at a recent Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District conference will make a second appearance at an upcoming district workshop as part of continuing education on the ever-growing challenge of meth labs in the area.

Dennis Lowe, a Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification special agent, will give a presentation starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 14, at Ohio University Southern Campus.

“It was overwhelming to bring him back,” Dan Palmer, coordinator of the district, said. “I received so many requests.”

The first conference was geared towards attorneys and those in law enforcement. This workshop, by invitation only, will target those in the education field, including district superintendents, principals and guidance counselors, emergency care providers and volunteers with beautification organizations.

“I have had requests from the EMS because they run into this out in the county,” Palmer said. “And Operation TLC is out doing cleanup and needs to be aware of the situation.”

Also a new cleanup group, People of The Point, has been invited.

“They will be doing a lot of cleanup,” Palmer said. “This time it is exclusively with Dennis on meth labs specifically.”

An extensive question-answer period will follow the presentation.

“Due to the weather conditions on the first one we didn’t allow very much time for questions,” Palmer said.

Those invited are asked to confirm their reservation by March 5 by calling the solid waste district headquarters at 740-532-1231.

— By Benita Heath


Ironton graduate makes dean’s list

Shelby Haas, the daughter of Mark and Deanna Haas, of Ironton, Ohio was named to the Cedarville University dean’s list for the 2013 semester.

Haas is a senior majoring in social work.

Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs.

To be named to the Cedarville University dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.75 GPA for the semester, be carrying at least 12 hours, and have no grade lower than a “B” for the semester.