Honoring the victims of crime

April 9, 2014

Many groups and individuals have put time and effort into honoring and remembering the victims of crime during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. On Saturday morning, members of the Meigs High School National Honor Society helped the Meigs County Victims Assistance Office place 679 shoes along the Pomeroy Parking Lot. Each shoe represents one victim of crime in the county in 2013. On Wednesday, Meigs FFA members Alexis Schwab and Josh Schwab worked to clean up and plant flowers the mini park on Court Street as part of the week’s events. They were also assisted by Butch Dean, Bill Smith and the Pomeroy Merchants Association, with materials donated by the Meigs FFA and Dettwiller Lumber. The annual ceremony to honor the homicide victims from Meigs County will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday on the third floor of the Meigs County Courthouse. Meigs County Commissioner Randy Smith will serve as the speaker for the event.