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  • Heroin has become a local epidemic. No longer an inner-city problem, it pervades every central Ohio suburb. It's a community problem. Young people are getting hooked in increasing numbers. For some, there is hope through rehabilitation and treatment. For others, the story ends tragically in death.

    Heroin Hits Home

    In this three-week series, ThisWeek Community News talks to law enforcement, school officials, treatment professionals and addicts about the extremely addictive drug and what can be done to solve the problem. Week one looks at the faces of addiction.

Band on tap for July 3 as group mulls options

Group mulls options for next year's July 4 celebration.

District leaders pleased with report-card gains

Whitehall City School District officials and teachers are celebrating record academic growth last year, earning the district a couple of A's on its state report card.

Dystopian novel borne of author's perseverance

When author Tracy Lawson was in first grade, she took part in a young authors program at her elementary school, during which students were encouraged to write stories for publication.

Superintendent, treasurer offered raises from board

Whitehall school board members met in a closed session last week before approving salary increases for Superintendent Brian Hamler and Treasurer Steve McAfee.
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Woman reportedly assaulted in skirmish over utility bill

Whitehall police said a known woman assaulted another woman at 5:40 p.m. Sept. 4 at multiple locations, including a business in the 4500 block of East Broad Street.
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