Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more ➡
Standard view
Full view
of .
Add note
Save to My Library
Sync to mobile
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1


Ratings: (0)|Views: 764|Likes:
Published by The Delphos Herald

More info:

Published by: The Delphos Herald on Jul 04, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See More
See less





Monday, July 2, 2012
50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Kasich vetoes painkiller test, p3 Tiger wins Congressional, p8
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Announcements 6Sports 8Classifieds 9TV 10World News 14
Fire chief warnsof generatorconcerns
Delphos Fire Chief DaveMcNeal reminds residentswho are using generators topower items in their homesare reminded to keep gen-erators away from open win-dows and to shut them off before refilling with gasoline.“Generators are a goodthing to have when youlose power so you can keeprefrigerators running, etc.,but they can also be dan-gerous,” McNeal said.
One third of Delphos still without power
Staff reports
A third of Delphos remainswithout power today as AEPcrews wait for a part to bringthe rest of the city online.According to MayorMichael Gallmeier, poweroutages in the city are some-times sporadic. The mainareas affected are North MainStreet and areas west of NorthMain to State Route 66.“In some areas there seemsto be no rhyme or reasonwhere people have power andthey don’t,” Gallmeier said.Residents who need tocool off can visit the DelphosMunicipal Swimming Pool,which reopened SundaySafety Service DirectorGreg Berquist announcedwood chippers will be avail-able at the big item recycleon Saturday in the parkinglot across from the munici-pal building on Canal Street.Residents can begin droppingoff tree debris for chippingWednesday.By 6 p.m. Sunday, AEPOhio had restored power tomore than 250,000 of the660,000 customers affectedby the catastrophic stormsthat moved through the stateFriday. A line of new stormsresulted in 20,000 additionalcustomer outages Sunday eve-ning. Approximately 435,000customers remain withoutpower at 9 p.m. Sunday.At the peak of the storm onFriday, approximately 45 per-cent of AEP Ohio customerswere without power.Approximately 12,096Allen County customers with-out power Sunday; 5,436 inPutnam County; and 8,342 inVan Wert County.Fort Jennings and Ottovilleremain without power exceptoutlying areas. Ottoville LocalSchools Superintendent ScottMangas said Fort JenningsLocal Schools had power andallowed his staff to move foodto the neighboring district.“Everyone is helping eachother as much as possible,”Mangas said. “It’s good to seeeveryone pulling together inthis crisis.”The National Guard andothers have been going doorto door to check on customersto be sure they have water,food and a working phone incase they would need to call9-1-1. AEP Ohio and otherutilities provided the PUCOwith a list of life support cus-tomers. AEP Ohio has alsostressed in the press releasesdistributed thus far that neigh-bors/family members need tocheck on their elderly familymembers and neighbors.Approximately 300 trans-mission structures are downwithout Western Ohio district.Once these have been replacedrestoring service to the sub-station, distribution restora-tion would move smoothly.Transmission issues are in theVan Wert, Haviland, Kalida,Ottawa and Columbus Groveareas.A number of outsideresources arrived in Findlay,Lima and Van Wert areasover the weekend which willexpedite restoration.According to press releas-es, AEP Ohio is workingaround the clock to restoreservice to customers as safelyand quickly as possible.Personnel dedicated to sys-tem repairs work 16 hours aday. Support resources workthrough the night to reconcilerestoration completed duringthe day to prepare work pack-ages, maps and instructionsfor the crews to use the fol-lowing morning.Generators can cause backfeed on the electric distribu-tion system, which can causeserious injury to line crewsworking to restore electricservice.Call AEP Ohio at 1-800-672-2231 to report yourgenerator. Notifying AEPOhio protects residents andline workers as they work torestore power.Portable generators canbe useful when temporaryor remote electric power isneeded, but also can be haz-ardous if they aren’t isolatedproperly. To properly isolateportable generators, be care-ful you never connect it to anelectrical outlet.Instead, appliances shouldbe connected directly to thegenerator.The Van Wert chapter of the American Red Cross con-tinues to operate an emer-gency shelter at the Van WertMiddle School, 10709 SR118. Those who need assis-tance should arrive at the shel-ter with their own medication,clothes, pillow and blankets.Showers will be available andresidents should bring theirown soap, towels and otherhygiene items. Pets will notbe permitted in the shelter.If you have no other meansto get to the shelter, contactthe Van Wert EmergencyManagement Agency 419-238-1300. People who needsmall quantities of water canobtain them at the shelter.You should provide your owncontainer and should receiveno more than 25 gallons.Main transmission linesnorth of the city of Van Wertwere damaged in the storm.Power crews have reroutedelectricity with priority onrestoring service to health carefacilities. At 8 a.m Sundaymuch of the south end of VanWert City had power restored.AEP crews are working toestablish service in the Villageof Convoy, which could takeanother 48 hours.
Nancy Spencer photo
Friday’s storm uprooted a tree which fell into the Miami-Erie Canal. The tree willprevent the pedal boat races from occurring on Tuesday.
Tree in canal cancels pedal boat races; all other activities on schedule
Staff reports
DELPHOS — A felledtree will prevent the pedalboat races from occurring onTuesday during the KiwanisFourth of July Celeberationat Stadium Park.Friday’s storm uprootedthe tree, which then fell intothe canal.The Optimists FishingDerby will take place as usualon Wednesday morning, justa little further north thanusual.Here is the schedule:
5 p.m.-12:30 a.m.Kiwanis Food & BeverageTent5-11 p.m. D&DAmusement Rides & Games5-8 p.m. KiwanisK-Kids Dunk TankContact: DianneWiltsie 419-233-32196 p.m. “Up to theChallenge” Baseball GameKiwanis Pizza Taste Off Contact BarbMesker 419-303-4938Kiwanis Pedal Boat RacesContact: DennyElwer 419-235-73876:30 p.m.-midnight KiwanisKickball TournamentContact: ScottWiltsie 419-692-20678 p.m.-1 a.m. KiwanisEntertainment — DeucesWild
Events begin at 8 a.m.8-10 a.m. OptimistFishing Derby9 a.m.-ALL DAYDelphos Rec. Dept. SoftballTournament9 a.m.-9 p.m. Little &Minor League Baseball11 a.m.-11 p.m.Kiwanis Food & BeverageTentNoon KIWANISFAMOUS CHICKENNoon-6 p.m. KiwanisK-Kids Dunk TankContact: DianneWiltsie 419-233-3219Noon-11 p.m. D&DAmusement Rides & GamesNoon-3 p.m. KiwanisCorn Hole TournamentContact: Bill Massa419-692-09511-9 p.m. DelphosOptimist Bingo Tent2 p.m.-?? KiwanisHalo TournamentContact: JameyWisher 419-235-57107-11 p.m. KiwanisEntertainment — The DaveKill Band10-10.20 p.m. KiwanisFireworks Display By“Pyrotechnico”
Nancy Spencer photo
Stadium Clubcontinueswork 
Despite record-high temperatures andthe closure of cementplants due to the lackof electricity, DelphosStadium Club membersand volunteers were ableto pour and prep theconcrete at the entry wayto the stadium on the eastside this morning. Workwill continue on severalprojects with volunteersneeded. Contact aStadium Club memberfor more information.
Spencervilleholds festival through power outage
SpencervilleSummerfest went on asplanned this weekenddespite power outages anddowned trees and wires.At left: Reese Strauerenjoys a ride on theswings.See POWER, page 14
Club still taking
The Kiwanis Club of Delphos is still acceptingdonations for the annual 4thof July Fireworks display.Donations can be sent tothe Kiwanis at PO Box 173,Delphos; or can be droppedoff at First Federal Bank.
Relay sets annualgolf scramble
The 2012 “Relay forLife” Golf Scrambleis set for July 21 at theDelphos Country Club.Four-person teamscan play in the openscramble for $200.Cash prizes, 50-50 raffle,contest holes and proxim-ity prizes will be offered.To participate, con-tact Dave and CindyBurgei at 419-453-3706or dburgei@bright.net.Make checks payableto Dave or Cindy Burgei.
Payne sponsoring all-startourneys
The Payne BallAssociation will sponsor fourall-star tournaments in July.The association will hostan 8 & under boys baseballcoach-pitch tourney on July6-8, followed by a boysbaseball 10 & under tourna-ment July 9-12. A girls 8 &under coach-pitch tourneywill be held July 13-15, fol-lowed by a 12 & under boysbaseball tourney July 16-19.For more info on anyof these tournaments,contact Doug Etzlerat (419) 786-9918.
Hearing set fortownship budget
Notice is hereby givena public hearing will beheld on the budget preparedby the Trustees and FiscalOfficer of Marion Townshipof Allen County for the nextsucceeding fiscal year end-ing Dec. 31, 2013, at 7 p.m.July 9 at the township house.Copies of the proposedbudget are available forpublic inspection at theMarion Township Office,5405 Kiggins Road.
SJ seeking asst. FB coach
St. John’s is seeking anassistant HS football coach. If interested, call or e-mail ADTodd Schulte at (419) 692-5371 (ext. 1145) or schulte@delphosstjohns.org
5217 Tama Road
SR 127, 5 miles Norht of Celina1 Mile West on Tama Road
4147 Elida Road
Visit Our Showrooms!
Over 200 Units on Display.
Scratch & Dent-Floor Models& One-of-a-Kind
 Available in Gas • Wood Electric • Pellet • Corn
Celebrating 5 Years of Entertainment, Inspiration & Education 
2012-2013 Season 
Packages Available beginning June 21
Single tickets on sale approximately 90 days prior to show date 
10700 SR 118 S, Van Wert, Ohio
Just 35 minutes from Ft. Wayne or Lima 
Box Ofce Hours:
M-F 12-4 PM
2012-2013 Season Sponsor 
Community Concert Series
Sat. Oct. 6 Lennon SistersSat. Oct. 20 Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big BrassSun. Nov. 11 Igudesman & JooFri. Feb. 22 American Spiritual Ensemble
Sun. May 5
Thomas Pandolf
Grand Series
Sat. Sept. 15 Ronan Tynan & LSOSun. Oct. 14 Nunset BoulevardSat. Nov. 3 ImaginOceanFri. Nov. 23 Oak Ridge Boys ChristmasThur. Dec. 13 Osmond Brothers ChristmasSat. Dec. 22 Shrek - The MusicalSat. Jan. 26 The RippingtonsThur. Feb. 14 Christopher CrossSat. Feb. 16 Cirque Ziva
Sun. Mar. 10
Sun. Mar. 24 Ernie Haase & Signature SoundFri. Apr. 5 Vicki Lawrence & MamaSat. Apr. 27 Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat BandSat. May 11 The Music of Queen
Lecture Series
(also part of the Grand Series)
Fri. Sept. 14 Ronan TynanThur. Oct. 4 Coach Bob KnightThur. Dec. 20 Ceci Wiselogel
-Legends of Christmas
Thur. Mar. 14 Ceci Wiselogel
-Remembering Rockwell
Sun. Apr. 21 Joel Sartore
Special Concert
Thur. Nov. 8 US Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus
2 The Herald Monday, July 2, 2012
For The Record
The DelphosHerald
Vol. 142 No. 14
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany Brantley
,circulation managerThe Daily Herald (USPS 15258000) is published dailyexcept Sundays, Tuesdays andHolidays.By carrier in Delphos andarea towns, or by rural motorroute where available $1.48 perweek. By mail in Allen, VanWert, or Putnam County, $97per year. Outside these counties$110 per year.Entered in the post officein Delphos, Ohio 45833 asPeriodicals, postage paid atDelphos, Ohio.No mail subscriptions will beaccepted in towns or villageswhere The Daily Herald papercarriers or motor routes providedaily home delivery for $1.48per week.405 North Main St.TELEPHONE 695-0015Office Hours8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.POSTMASTER:Send address changesto THE DAILY HERALD,405 N. Main St.Delphos, Ohio 45833
Topp Chalet 
Restaurant and Lounge
Closed July 16 thru 25Re-open Thurs., July 26...4 p.m.229 W. Fifth St.Delphos, Ohio
419-692-8888 or 419-692-8751
Additional items $1.50 Each
Additional items $1.00 Each
$1.00 off 
Our Specialty...
Dr. David Morgan
 on 65 years of  dental care toDelphos Area  patients!  Best wishes on your  retirement! From Dr. Jerry Burgei & the staff at Van Wert Family Dentistry.
COLUMBUS — Morethan 445,000 Ohio custom-ers were without powertoday after a second burstof thunderstorms knockedout electricity for thousands,including some who wereleft in the dark early in theweekend but had their powerrestored.With temperaturesexpected to climb into the90s, residents were left lin-ing up for ice at stores andscrambling to find ways tostay cool.Natalie Driscoll first lostpower at her home nearSpringfield for a few hourson Friday night, promptingher family to buy flashlightsthat proved useful Sundaywhen storms cut the electric-ity again.“My 2-year-old thoughtit was kind of fun at first,”Driscoll said. “She got toplay with the new flash-lights.”With their power notexpected to return beforeTuesday evening, Driscollpacked two coolers withfood from her refrigera-tor and took her two youngdaughters to stay with herparents in Upper Sandusky,a two-hour drive away. Herhusband stayed at home,where Friday’s storm hadtorn the top off their tallpine tree and left it in theiryard.“It looked like somebodypulled a Christmas treedown and laid it in our yard,instead of putting it by thecurb,” said Driscoll, 28.About 420,000 AEPcustomers were withoutpower Monday throughoutthe southern two-thirds of the state. More than half of its customers in each of 19counties, largely in south-east and central Ohio, hadno power.Dayton Power and Lightplanned free ice giveawaysat several locations to helpsome of its 17,000 custom-ers without power.Duke Energy had about8,900 customers still affected.Gov. John Kasich declareda state of emergency duringthe weekend, called out theNational Guard and soughthelp from President BarackObama, who declared afederal emergency in Ohio.Federal aid trucks carryingwater were sent to six dis-tribution points in southernand eastern Ohio.Federal EmergencyManagement Agency offi-cials were working with stateofficials and relief workersto determine the biggest andmost urgent needs.The Ohio EMA said itwas fielding dozens of callsfrom people who mistak-enly thought state and fed-eral officials were offeringaccess to generators for per-sonal use, and the agencywas redirecting those callersto local 211 hotlines andthe American Red Crossfor information about localcooling shelters.About 200 NationalGuard members continuedgoing door-to-door in theColumbus and Dayton areasMonday to check on resi-dents who might need help.Columbus planned to openfire hydrants at four loca-tions Monday afternoon tohelp residents cool off.In southeast Ohio, morethan half of Wayne NationalForest was closed to thepublic and some visitorswere asked to leave recre-ation areas as a precautionwhile park workers inspect-ed trails for fallen trees andother damage.“We don’t want anybodyhurt,” spokesman GaryChancey said. “Falling treescan be deadly.”AEP said Friday’s stormwas Ohio’s worst since thestate was battered in 2008by remnants of HurricaneIke. Out-of-state reinforce-ments were limited by bigneeds in Washington D.C.and neighboring states thatwere also hit by storms.Ohio officials confirmedone storm death. A 70-year-old woman died Friday eve-ning in Muskingum Countywhen a barn collapsed aftershe had gone to check onanimals during the storm.State Treasurer JoshMandel said small busi-ness owners, farmers andother Ohioans might be eli-gible for interest rate reduc-tions on loans to recover orrebuild from the storm dam-age. He said he’s made $25million available throughthe state’s Renew Ohio &Rebuild Ohio emergencyfinancing programs.
2nd round of storms cuts power for more Ohioans
By The Associated Press
Today is Monday, July 2,the 184th day of 2012. Thereare 182 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On July 2, 1937, aviatorAmelia Earhart and naviga-tor Fred Noonan disappearedover the Pacific Ocean whileattempting to make the firstround-the-world flight alongthe equator.
On this date:
In 1776, the ContinentalCongress passed a resolu-tion saying that “these UnitedColonies are, and of rightought to be, free and indepen-dent States.”In 1812, Connecticut Gov.Roger Griswold declared hisstate’s militia would not servein the war against Britain,reflecting New Englanders’opposition to the conflict.In 1862, during the CivilWar, Confederate forcesled by Gen. Robert E. Leewithdrew to Richmond, Va.,after driving back Union Maj.Gen. George B. McClellan’stroops.In 1881, President JamesA. Garfield was shot byCharles J. Guiteau at theWashington railroad station;Garfield died the followingSeptember. (Guiteau washanged in June 1882.)In 1912, the DemocraticNational Convention inBaltimore nominated NewJersey Gov. Woodrow Wilsonfor president.In 1926, the United StatesArmy Air Corps was created.In 1961, author ErnestHemingway shot himself todeath at his home in Ketchum,Idaho.In 1962, the first Walmartstore (called “Wal-MartDiscount City”) was opened inRogers, Ark., by Sam Waltonand his brother, James.In 1964, President LyndonB. Johnson signed into lawa sweeping civil rights billpassed by Congress.In 1978, Andy Rooneydelivered his first commen-tary on CBS’ “60 Minutes”in which he criticized peo-ple who keep track of trafficfatalities on holiday week-ends.In 1982, Larry Walters of San Pedro, Calif., used a lawnchair equipped with 45 heli-um-filled weather balloons torise to an altitude of 16,000feet; he landed eight milesaway in Long Beach.In 1997, actor JamesStewart died in Beverly Hills,Calif., at age 89.
Ten years ago:
Americanadventurer Steve Fossettbecame the first person tofly a balloon solo around theworld as he returned to west-ern Australia.
Five years ago:
PresidentGeorge W. Bush commutedthe sentence of former aide I.Lewis “Scooter” Libby, spar-ing him a 2 1/2-year prisonterm in the CIA leak case.Russian President VladimirPutin concluded his visitto Kennebunkport, Maine,where he’d held talks withPresident Bush. Opera singerBeverly Sills died in NewYork at age 78.
One year ago:
PetraKvitova beat Maria Sharapova6-3, 6-4 to become the firstleft-handed woman to winthe Wimbledon title sinceMartina Navratilova in 1990.Today’s Birthdays:Country singer MarvinRainwater is 87. FormerPhilippine first lady ImeldaMarcos is 83. Jazz musicianAhmad Jamal is 82. ActorRobert Ito is 81. Actress PollyHolliday is 75. Former WhiteHouse chief of staff John H.Sununu is 73. Writer-director-comedian Larry David is 65.Luci Baines Johnson, daugh-ter of President Lyndon B.Johnson, is 65. Actor SaulRubinek is 64. Rock musicianRoy Bittan (Bruce Springsteen& the E Street Band) is 63.Rock musician Gene Tayloris 60. Actress-model JerryHall is 56. Actor JimmyMcNichol is 51. Countrysinger Guy Penrod is 49.Rock musician Dave Parsons(Bush) is 47. Actress YancyButler is 42. ContemporaryChristian musician MelodeeDeVevo (Casting Crowns)is 36. Actor Owain (OH’-wyn) Yeoman (TV: “TheMentalist”) is 34. Race cardriver Sam Hornish Jr. is 33.Singer Michelle Branch is 29.Actress Vanessa Lee Chesteris 28. Figure skater JohnnyWeir is 28. Actress-singerAshley Tisdale is 27. ActressLindsay Lohan (LOH’-uhn)is 26.
200 East Main CrossFindlay, OH 45840
419-422-5682 • 800-825-1455
Upscale Luxury...Homelike Atmosphere...Superb Dining Experience...
Welcome to Findlay Inn & Conference Center
Proudly focusing on fulfilling the needs of our guest for over 20 years, our beautiful hotel is conveniently located in historic downtown Findlay within walking distance to much entertainment and shopping. As the only full-serviced hotel with our Tavern at the Inn restaurant/lounge, weoffer upscale accommodations with a friendly and homelike atmosphere. Our experienced staff looks forward to providing exceptional, professional and themost dedicated service possible.With 80 deluxe guest rooms and suites as well as 9 conference rooms, wecontinue to provide exceptional service and expertise of attention to detail while prospering in our community as the preferred lodging choice hotel and conferencefacility to host your next meeting, event or holiday party! 
Donating plasma saves lives and is surprisingly easy and quick to do,plus you can receive up to
4299 Elida Rd • Lima, OH 45807 • 419.224.0117
1789 E. Melrose Ave • Findlay, OH 45840 • 419.425.8680
Muspesenhiscoupon pio to theinit ialdonaionoeceiv e a toalo $30 on ous,a oalo$40 onou secondand a otal o$50on ou hidsuccessuldonaion. Init ialdonaion musbecompleed b 7.31.12 and subsequen donaionsit hin 30 das.Coupon edeemable only  uponcomplein successful donaions.Manobe combined ithan oheoer.Onlapaicipatin locaions.
Monday, July 2, 2012 The Herald 3www.delphosherald.com
3 pm - 9 pm 7 DAYS A WEEK
New Hard Dip Flavor 
More unique flavors
Company seeksapproval formoving Ohioracetracks
YOUNGSTOWN (AP) —A company has formally askedOhio officials for permissionto relocate its two horse racingtracks and add slots-like gam-bling to the facilities.Penn National Gaming Inc.plans to move Beulah Park’sthoroughbred racing from sub-urban Columbus to just outsideYoungstown, where it will build anew track near the Ohio Turnpike.It also wants to close RacewayPark in Toledo and relocate to anew track in Dayton on the site of a shuttered auto plant.The company filed its statepaperwork on Saturday. If givenapproval, the Wyomissing, Pa.-based company hopes to breakground this fall on the tracks andopen them in early 2014.Ohio stands to pocket nearly$150 million from the tracks’relocation, as part of a memo-randum of understanding withGov. John Kasich.
Ohio governor vetoes test of pricy painkiller drug
The Associated Press
COLUMBUS — The decision byOhio Gov. John Kasich to veto a $1million pilot program that would testa treatment for painkiller addicts introuble with the law hasn’t stoppedsubstance abuse centers from look-ing for ways to fund their own use of the drug, which can cost as much as$1,000 a month.The drug, depot naltrexone, mar-keted as Vivitrol, is not new, but theapplication — a monthly shot in thebuttocks — is seen as an alternative toolder methods of treating heroin andpainkiller addictions.“An alcoholic who hasn’t had adrink for 40 years can lose those 40years in one hour,” said Paul Coleman,executive director of Maryhaven, theoldest substance abuse counseling cen-ter in central Ohio. “There is alwaysthe risk of returning to the behaviorthat causes the disease. Vivitrol mini-mizes it.”Maryhaven, with offices in severalOhio counties, has applied for a feder-al grant to cover the use of Vivitrol inFranklin County because of the cost.The U.S. Food and DrugAdministration approved Vivitrol inOctober 2010 to treat and preventrelapse after patients addicted to drugslike heroin and painkillers have gonethrough detox. The drug, which blocksthe drugs’ effects, was approved totreat alcohol dependence in 2006.Coleman calls the treatment anoth-er tool in treating addiction amongthe general population, but promisingwhen it comes to ex-offenders tryingto kick the habit. Vivitrol gener-ally works best with people — likeinmates — who have been forced off their drug of choice but are at risk of relapse.The pilot vetoed by Kasich lastmonth would have paid for Vivitrol’suse before and after release by 150inmates in Franklin and Scioto coun-ties who are either alcoholics oraddicted to heroin or painkillers.Kasich said singling out Vivitrolcontradicted his “all strategies for-ward” approach of tackling the pain-killer problem.Dublin, Ireland-based Alkermes,the drug’s manufacturer, criticizedKasich’s decision, calling it a mistakebecause of the need to do somethingto keep drug-addicted offenders fromrelapsing.Drug overdose deaths driven bypainkiller addictions are now the lead-ing cause of accidental death in Ohio,surpassing car crashes. The same istrue in dozens of other states, includ-ing Florida, Kentucky and Utah.“Short sighted” is how Ed Hughes,director of the Counseling Centerin Portsmouth, a southern Ohio cityhit hard by the painkiller epidemic,described the decision. Hughes’ agen-cy would have been a testing site forthe Vivitrol program.The pilot “would have given us theability to test this medication with a cli-ent population that has a high relapserate and is costing our state enormousamounts of money for incarcerationfor non-violent, drug-related crime,”Hughes said in an email.Pilot programs testing the effect of Vivitrol on ex-inmates leaving jail areunder way in Los Angeles; WashingtonCounty, Md.; and Barnstable County,Mass.Bobby Hunt became addicted toOxyContin after a doctor prescribedit following his fall from a ladder in2006. As his prescriptions ran out,Hunt bought it on the street and triedin vain to kick the habit. But tradi-tional drugs used to treat painkilleror heroin addictions — the class of narcotics known as opiates — didn’twork. He started the Vivitrol injec-tions last year after his grandparentsresearched the drug, and he’s beenclean since.“I used to get up every day andhustle up money to try to find my nextfix,” said Hunt, 37, of Portsmouth.“Once I got on Vivitrol, I realized itwasn’t important.”Proponents argue the drug is lessexpensive than the long-term priceof dealing with addicts who move inand out of prison and through multiplerehab centers.
“An alcoholic whohasn’t had a drinkfor 40 years canlose those 40 yearsin one hour. Thereis always the riskof returning to thebehavior that causesthe disease. Vivitrolminimizes it.”
— Paul Coleman,executive director of Maryhaven

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->