WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The Richland County Substance Abuse Treatment Court held a ceremony honoring Judge James Henson Thursday afternoon at Ed Pickens Cafe on Main. }}" />

   
 
 
Judge Henson Honored

Story By: Lauren Artino

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 1/16/2014

The Richland County Substance Abuse Treatment Court held a ceremony honoring Judge James Henson Thursday afternoon at Ed Pickens Cafe on Main.

The ceremony, which marked Judge Henson's retirement in February was a complete surprise to the judge! He thought the event was for graduates of the Drug Court. When someone handed him a program, he realized the event was for him. Judge Henson was honored by his colleagues and friends.

Chief Probation Officer, David Leitenberger, Daniel Gates from Reformers Unanimous and Senior Probation Officer, Pam Myers spoke on his behalf. Henson is thankful for all the kind words, but wants those in Drug Court to remember this.. " I wanted to say enough that they'll take something away from this and live with it, grow with it..Get better, do better and you'll be better"

Under Henson's leadership, the Drug Court has served more than one-thousand participants. The program ended 2012 with a 70% success rate, and the re-commission of new crime was an incredibly low 2 1/2%!

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Board president, Spanish Immersion to be honored Full Story
Image1 14 local elementary students were honored Friday afternoon for their work, for celebrating each other's differences. Full Story
 
Image1 The Ashland Area Council for Economic Development announces good news from its efforts to attract new businesses and help existing companies expand. Full Story
Image1 North Central State College held its eleventh annual Visual Communications Media and Technology Art Show at the Kehoe Center in Shelby Thursday night. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

NC State College Hosts Annual Art Show

Renowned evangelist Perry Stone is coming to Bucyrus

Grants and scholarships available for higher education

W.E Group Empowering Local Women

Katie Guisinger: Defeating Cancer One Buzz Cut At A Time

Galion Central Hotel Apartments Partially Evacuated

Mansfield Christian School Hosting Flamin' Hot Breakfast

New Dads Urged To Attend Daddy Boot Camp

City Urging Residents to Keep Sidewalks Clear

Economic awards honors area businesses

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrest In Lucas Hold-Up

BORN Center Opens In Bucyrus

Entries being accepted for Kick Butts with Art show

Samaritan and University Hospitals working on integration

4-H Pancake Supper set for March 10

More News