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Floormen Chris Boulet (left) and Alfanso Blanco attach a collar to the pipe during a tipping out operation on the derrick deck at the Chesapeake Energy NOMAC drilling rig #245 in Carroll County. Chesapeak is drilling into the Utica Shale formation at depths of six to eight thousand feet below the ground. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
It was early last year when I first spotted an increase in the number of young men’s and women’s photos appearing in death notices. On occasion, the obituaries mentioned that a son or daughter had lost a battle with addiction.