Forum in Pemberville to discuss opioid crisis, Feb. 11

Belinda Brooks, whose daughter struggled with opioid addiction, will be on the panel.


An Opioid Forum and Panel Discussion: Prevention Through Education will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Pemberville Legion Hall, 405 E. Front St., Pemberville.

The event was organized by Dr. Ted Bowlus (Wood County Commissioner) and sponsored by the Eastwood Community Improvement Corporation (the intent to preserve the communities of Eastwood School District).

Dr. Robert Forney (Chief Toxicologist, Lucas County Coroner’s Office) will be keynote speaker.

Presentations will be offered on:

How serious is this problem?

What is addiction?

What is Wood County doing about it?

What can the public do?

Panel Discussion will address questions from the public.

Speakers Include:

Paul Dobson – Wood County Prosecutor, Director of the Addiction Response Collaborative (ARC)

Belinda Brooks – Addiction Response Collaborative (ARC)

Ryan Richards – Addiction Response Collaborative (ARC)

Tom Clemons – Executive Director of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board

Aimee Coe – Director of Community Programs (ADAMHS Board)

Kyle Clark – Director of the Wood County Educational Services Center

Milan Karna – Wood County Prevention Coalition Coordinator

Eric Reynolds – Wood County Deputy Sheriff

Dr. Ted Bowlus – Wood County Commission, Board Certified Physician, adjunct professor of Neuroscience

Nancy Orel – Professor Emeritus (BGSU), Executive Director of Research, Optimal Aging Institute (BGSU)

For more information; Call Dr. Bowlus at 419-351-4091