URBANA, Ohio (WDTN) - The Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services Board for Logan and Champaign counties started a four day workshop at Urbana University Thursday. It is called Crisis Intervention Team Training.
Molly Smith of the Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services Board, hopes officers from municipalities throughout Logan and Champaign counties learn a valuable lesson on how to approach the mentally ill during emergency situations.
"Today it's about really putting everyone to the test to see of they've been able to retain some of the information we have been trying to teach to them over the past four days," said Smith.
About one in four adults suffer from mental illness according to the National Institute Of Mental Health. Officer Andy Loehr said he's thankful he is able to get hands on training.
"The information that you pick up from this will help me immensely out on the streets in the real world in dealing with mental illness," said Loehr.
Health Partners of Western Ohio is sponsoring a week long "Enrollment Blitz" to assist patients and residents in completing applications for Ohio Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
An accident on Interstate 75 is blocking northbound traffic.
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocked Burrville Road north of Fort Recovery-Minster Road in Mercer County Monday morning.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
A light drizzle of rain falling Monday morning could freeze to area roads ahead of the morning commute.