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Guest Post from the Dirty Rotten Junkie

May 5, 2011
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PhilL

And now for something completely different…. As someone who has professionally and personally researched addiction, I am always on the lookout  for recovery related writings. This one is the first guest writing I have posted on The Madrigal Maniac and it is re-posted from The Dirty Rotten Junkie. This particular junkie is not only...

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Dispatch Series on Domestic Violence is Excellent

November 18, 2009
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The Columbus Dispatch in a four part investigative series that ended today, reported on the fear, pain, and obstacles to justice that victims of domestic violence face. A link to the series that began Sunday can be found here. While advocates for victims of domestic violence have known the extent of the problem for...

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The House of Hope Celebrates 50 Years of Service

August 18, 2009
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Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm the House of Hope will honor their 50 years of existence with the annual “Celebration of Hope” silent auction and dinner. Former Columbus mayor Greg Lashutka will be the featured speaker. The House of Hope is a six month residential program for men who suffer from addiction and is...

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Woman Gets 3 OVI’s in 6 Days on Pain Medication

May 21, 2009
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Woman Gets 3 OVI’s in 6 Days on Pain Medication

Tammy Webb of Milford Center, Ohio has been charged with driving under the influence three times in six days. In addition, her lawyer appears uninformed when it comes to addiction. He keeps making sure that he uses the word prescription when discussing the charges. Javier Armengau, a Columbus lawyer representing Webb, said his client...

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  • Charities transform lost items into gifts for needy
    Among the hats, coats and gloves donated to charities this holiday season are lots of hats, coats and gloves given, well, by accident. […]
  • Woman who stole from blind group enters diversion program
    A Westerville woman has been placed on diversion and has paid restitution for stealing more than $25,000 while working as an administrative assistant for the American Council of the Blind of Ohio. […]
  • Veteran pilot dies after crashing plane in Union County
    MARYSVILLE, Ohio — An experienced military pilot who was a veteran of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan died yesterday after crashing his plane near the runway of the Union County Airport during an aerobatic maneuver. […]
  • Mayor’s ex-wife gets 10 days in jail
    Frankie Coleman, the ex-wife of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, was sentenced yesterday to 10 days in jail, fined $575 and placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. […]
  • Praise flows for Franklinton mission’s Pastor Joe
    The Rev. Joe Johnson was a bit irritated that The Dispatch wanted to publish a story about him. “I’m not a bragger,” he said. And, he noted, he was already in the newspaper, “about 50 years ago." Then, after consenting to an interview, the pastor scolded Inner City Ministries volunteer Jeff Baker for saying too many nice things about him. […]

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