State Chamber of Commerce Holds Forum in East Liverpool
The Southern Columbiana County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s most recent Sunrise Breakfast Forum was held on the Kent State East Liverpool Campus and was organized by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. State and local representatives from government, law enforcement, healthcare, business and educational organizations participated in a discussion about drug addiction and how it affects all aspects of society.
Participating in the forum were Don Boyd, director of Labor and Legal Affairs for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce; Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and a member of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s cabinet; John Lane, chief of East Liverpool’s Police Department; Cara Dingus Brook, president and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachia Ohio; and John Gamble, assistant criminal prosecutor for Columbiana County; and Katie Koglman, director of external affairs for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
The panel was introduced by Stewart Fletcher, vice president of operations at Heritage Thermal Services, which sponsored the event.
Representing Kent State’s East Liverpool Campus were Dr. David Dees, interim dean; Dr. Susan Rossi, assistant dean; and Leonard Koshinski, director of institutional advancement.
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Photo A: Participating in the Sunrise Breakfast Forum were (front, from left) Cara Dingus Brook and Tracy Plouck; along with (back, from left) Stewart Fletcher, John Gamble, Katie Koglman, Don Boyd, John Lane and Dr. David Dees.
Photo B: Rep. Timothy Ginter, representative for the 5th Ohio House District, participates in the discussion on campus.