Raising Awareness on human trafficking, drug abuse coming to College

Special event scheduled for 6:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7th

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MARIETTA, OHIO (09/01/2017) Marietta College is hosting "Raising Awareness: Fighting Against Human Trafficking and Drug Abuse," from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7th.

The presentations and panel discussion, which are spearheaded by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office, will take place in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium in Thomas Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Veronica Scherbauer from DeWine's office will make a presentation on "Human Trafficking 101," followed by Alisha Nelson, also of DeWine's Office, making a presentation about "The Opioid Epidemic in Ohio."

The evening will close with a panel discussion featuring The Mid-East Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition, Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Washington County Behavioral Health Board.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and has been listed among Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com.