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Ohio Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Friday

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  Original Published: 6/24/2013Two-thousand Ohio police officers joining the 27th annual "Flame of Hope" torch run for the Special Olympics this week. The run from Cleveland to Columbus raises about half-a-million dollars, and this Friday will include officers from every law enforcement agency in Richland County. They will run eight-and-a-half miles from Kroger on Lexington Avenue in Mansfield to the downtown square in Bellville, starting at 9am. Lexington Police Officer Jon Van Houton has been a part of the torch run since 2006, and says he enjoys participating in something that helps young athletes who are trying to excel in spite of their disabilities.  You can donate to the special olympics by taking a check to any local law enforcement agency, or by visiting the website www.sooh.org. The Ohio Special Olympics will be held this weekend in Ohio Stadium on the OSU campus.  
   
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