Author Ron James to speak at OUS

Published 9:01 am Monday, November 6, 2017

Movie about him overcoming addiction in editing stage

Motivational speaker Ron James will be in Ironton again on Wednesday.

He is the author of the book “Choices, Lessons Learned from a Repeat Offender,” which chronicles his spending 25 years in prison after a series of bad choices, including selling and doing drugs and becoming an alcoholic, and how he overcame that. After being released from prison, he co-founded the Your Choice Foundation to inspire others.

He will speak at Ohio University Southern in the Bowman Auditorium from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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James first spoke in Ironton at a town hall meeting on drugs in May after meeting Mayor Katrina Keith at a church function.

A movie about James, called Choices, was filmed in Huntington this spring. It is now in the editing stage in preparation for a nationwide release.

James’ presentation is both spiritually based as well as secularly based. He is expected to speak for at least 40 minutes formally, and there will be a question and answer session afterwards.

Information from S.T.E.P.S. of Recovery will be presented as well.