Donna Rovan

The Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs program received several donations at Tuesday night's board of trustee meeting. The program is entering its 13th year and is the longest running program of its kind in the state of Ohio. The program was started by Officer Steve Cindea who partnered with several community businesses and organizations in order to make the program a huge success.

Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs is opened to seventh and eighth graders and teaches angling skills for the beginner or advanced angler, aquatic and biology lessons. The program is run through the Jackson Police Department.

The following donations were accepted:

$500.00 from Massillon AAA School Patrol and Safety Trust

$200.00 from Power Asset Recovery Corp.

$200.00 from Ellis Erb Real Estate

$200.00 from Harris Casper LTD

$200.00 from David and Connie Little

$200.00 from Gary Walter

$200.00 from James Young

$200.00 from Michael Vanness

$200.00 from Bruce and Barbara Casper

If you would like more information on the Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs program, please contact the Jackson Police Department at 330-834-3960.