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A Strong Stance

By Staff | Nov 5, 2014

We applaud the Wetzel County Board of Education and Board President Mike Blair for taking the initiative to help fight the war of drug addiction that has slowly, but surely, made its way to this area.

It seems that every week we end up reporting stories of young people in the county who have fallen into the darkness that is drug addiction. We know the paper can seem repetitive each week, what with the stories of drug abuse, but the paper is a reflection of its community, and our community is suffering from this plague. It’s tough enough to write about; we know its tougher for those whose children and loved ones have been trapped in the web of addiction.

The board has the funds to afford the weapons to fight this war, and the board members were right – it’s going to take some strong weapons, some shock and awe.

We hope other community leaders will follow suit and offer their help in any way they can. It is said that it takes a village to raise a child; it will take a village to tackle this problem our children face.