Last week was the second annual Week of Appreciation: Bringing Help. Bringing Hope. Thank you. in Clermont County and the State of Ohio. We thank those, particularly first responders, who have been on the front lines in battling the opioid epidemic in Ohio for many years.

The Clermont County Opiate Task Force is holding a special meeting from 2-3:30 p.m. May 9 at Child Focus Training Center, 4633B Aicholtz Road, 45244, to celebrate a year of accomplishments.

The public is invited to attend -- to find out what has happened in the last year, and the many resources that are available to those who have substance use disorders, or their loved ones.

Photo: Commissioner Claire Corcoran, left; Amy Foley, Director, Hope Community Center; Karen Scherra, Executive Director, Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board; Commissioners David Painter and Ed Humphrey.