Monday, March 26, 2012

Sign a pledge, save some money for prom

Check this out.

It's time for prom and graduation...two times in the career of high school students where the pressures to drink can be pretty intense.

Whether you have a party at your house, or your friends have a party at their house, you need to be aware of the laws. It is illegal in Ohio for anyone who is under the age of 21 to drink. It is illegal for adults to serve alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. Both you and the adults can end up spending hefty fines, as well as some time in jail if you break these laws.

We encourage you to make informed, wise, and safe decisions this prom and graduation season.

For that reason, we are offering some coupons. All you have to do is fill out the pledge located on this brochure, or on this brochure, and take the completed pledge into any of the listed participating businesses. Once you turn in the pledge, you will receive the listed discount and/or savings.

Your parents have to sign the pledge too!!!

Have fun, but please be safe out there!

Friday, March 23, 2012

We need your input!

I invite you to check out The New Cool Web site ( and see what you think. We are talking about adding ideas, changing some things, and basically revising the site. So....we want your ideas. 

What do you like about the site? What DON’T you like about the site? What would you do to make it a fun site to visit over and over and over again? Be as creative as you want to be, but I can’t promise we will make all of the changes.

Instead of e-mailing us your ideas, post them on our Facebook page. And while you are there, be sure to “like” us!

And heck, since you are on the Internet doing all of this anyway, why don’t you follow us on Twitter, too, at!/WCESCPrevention

All of our Web sites can be found at

Thanks for all of your help!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol Meetings Set

The Wood County Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol Task Force will meet April 19, and June 11, 2012.

This task force works to reduce accessibility of alcohol to minors through education and prevention. This is the group that has been responsible for the creation of The New Cool campaign, which has spread through all Wood County school districts, and now is making its way into the Wood County community at large.

The New Cool billboard currently can be seen at the intersection of East Wooster Street and Dunbridge Road in Bowling Green.

These next meetings will be held to discuss where we have come so far with the program, and where we plan to take the campaign in the near and extended future.

They will be held at the Wood County Educational Service Center, 1867 N. Research Dr., Bowling Green, OH, 43402.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. For more information, contact Lorrie Lewandowski at (419) 354-9010, ext. 113.