Lori Erion knows about addiction. Erion is the founder and executive director of Families of Addicts (FOA), an organization dedicated to helping families who are on the front lines of the current opioid crisis. She is also a certified Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter. PRS is a program of the Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services. The program is a convention of “peer specialists, recovery coaches, and peer supporters.” But, as Erion tells us in this interview, her education and experience with addiction go much deeper.
Today on County Lines we bring you a commentary by retired Kenyon College Professor, and former Director of Kenyon’s Rural Life Center, Howard Sacks. Looking out over the rolling farm fields from the front porch of his 94 acre farm in Gambier, located in Knox county, Howard reflects on what the definition of rural character is, and what it means to him.
For Daytonians of a certain age, the memories of the city’s glory days as a post-World War II manufacturing center are vivid. Louis Eckert started working at Delco Products in the 1970s, while still a student at Patterson Co-Op High School in Dayton, and he attended the General Motors Institute of Technology in Flint, Michigan. He recalled his GM career in this Senior Voices interview with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Carol Jackson.
Bill Felker has this week's Poor Will's Almanack