Drug testing for all activities in some Perrysburg Schools - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Drug testing for all activities in some Perrysburg Schools

By Dick Berry - email

Posted by Dave Dykema - email

PERRYSBURG, OH (WTOL) - Drug testing may be coming to Perrysburg Schools.

The proposed drug testing would be for seventh graders through seniors.

Student athletes would be tested, but so would kids participating in other competitive extra-curricular activities such as lacrosse and cheerleading.

Some Perrysburg students say there is a drug problem there.

"It's getting pretty bad. Lots of students are smoking and experimenting with steroids a few times," said Cody Stemer.

Claire Stemer agrees. "I've heard of people taking some sort of injection stuff before. Everyone needs a fair shot."

There would be two tests: one at the start of each sports season; the other random testing during each sports season.


A meeting is scheduled Monday night at 7:00 at the high school to discuss the idea of drug testing in Perrysburg Schools.


Perrysburg parents show overwhelming support.

"Kids have a tendency to look up to folks as role models," said Ron Spitulski. "You can tell by what's happening on the sports news with these guys."

"Kids are kids. And they experiment," added Megan Johnson. "I've been there, done that."

If a student gets busted, they loose eligibility for twenty percent of the regular season.

They'll also be required to take a drug assessment program and complete its recommendations.

"We want the kids to be drug free. I think if that's what we have to do to make sure that happens, that's what we should do," said Ron Spitulski.

"Drugs are popular and it can happen. I think it's a good idea," said Diane Hamilton.

Copyright 2009 WTOL, a Raycom Media station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Fremont Police ask for help IDing suspect from ice cream shop break-in

    Fremont Police ask for help IDing suspect from ice cream shop break-in

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:28:08 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Fremont Police are seeking the public's assistance after a breaking and entering was reported at I Scream Sprinkles. Police need your help identifying a suspect who is wanted for questioning in regard to the ice cream shop incident.  Breaking and Entering If you have any information on the break-in, call Officer Huddleston at 419-332-6464.  

    More >>

    Fremont Police are seeking the public's assistance after a breaking and entering was reported at I Scream Sprinkles. Police need your help identifying a suspect who is wanted for questioning in regard to the ice cream shop incident.  Breaking and Entering If you have any information on the break-in, call Officer Huddleston at 419-332-6464.  

    More >>
  • U.S. Postal carrier accused of stealing packages from mail he believed had drugs in them

    U.S. Postal carrier accused of stealing packages from mail he believed had drugs in them

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:15:32 GMT
    Ramon Johnson (Source: Lucas County Jail)Ramon Johnson (Source: Lucas County Jail)

    According to a federal affidavit, the man admitted to stealing packages he believed contained marijuana since September of 2017, and then selling the drugs for profit.

    More >>

    According to a federal affidavit, the man admitted to stealing packages he believed contained marijuana since September of 2017, and then selling the drugs for profit.

    More >>
  • For woman who lost teen sister to suicide, every day is suicide prevention day

    For woman who lost teen sister to suicide, every day is suicide prevention day

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:06:19 GMT

    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, but for one Waterville woman, one month isn't enough to talk about one of the leading causes of death. Marlena Meeker lost her teen sister to suicide a few years ago and hasn't talked about it publicly ... until now.  In this week's Family Focus, Meeker tells us how she is turning her family's tragedy into hope and awareness.    Within the last year i have felt the need to speak more about it and be more of an ...

    More >>

    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, but for one Waterville woman, one month isn't enough to talk about one of the leading causes of death. Marlena Meeker lost her teen sister to suicide a few years ago and hasn't talked about it publicly ... until now.  In this week's Family Focus, Meeker tells us how she is turning her family's tragedy into hope and awareness.    Within the last year i have felt the need to speak more about it and be more of an ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly