Heroin Coalition endorses Tri-County levy renewal

To the Editor:

At its regular meeting on Sept. 23, the Miami County Heroin Coalition passed a resolution to endorse the Tri-County Mental Health & Recovery levy which will be on the ballot in Shelby, Darke and Miami counties on Nov. 8.

The Tri-County Mental Health & Recovery levy is a 0.6 mill, 5-year renewal to provide ongoing funding for counseling and supportive services to children and adults through the operation of alcohol and drug addiction programs and mental health programs. Levy funds are administered by the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services. The Miami County Heroin Coalition is made up of agencies, organizations, public officials, businesses, churches, and concerned citizens working together to address the impact of heroin on Miami County, Ohio.

It is the coalition’s position that only by working together and maintaining open channels of communication among all affected groups can the challenges of heroin use in Miami County effectively be met.

Members recognize the importance of the Tri-County Mental Health and Recovery Levy in supporting these community-based efforts. For more information about the Miami County Heroin Coalition, contact Coalition chair J. Steven Justice at justice@dunganattorney.com.

— J. Steven Justice

Miami County