To the Editor: Ohanian helps victims of domestic violence
Written by Kathy Newlove   
Monday, 06 May 2013 09:40
In the wake of the latest deaths of two beautiful women to domestic violence I am compelled to write this letter.
I too lost a loved one to domestic violence, my only daughter, Alicia.
After my daughter's death in 2007, I started an organization to help women get out of their abusive relationships, and I named it Alicia's Voice. To date we have helped close to 1,600 women and their children to escape these relationships.
Soon after I started this organization, I met a man who volunteered to hold a self-defense class, cost-free, to help women learn how to better protect themselves. This man gave up his Saturday afternoon and graciously donated his time and expertise to the cause. This man is Aram Ohanian.
Mr. Ohanian is running for Perrysburg Municipal Court Judge in the May 7 election, and I can't think of a better person for the job. He is dedicated to putting a stop to domestic violence with stricter punishments for repeat offenders, has a sincere interest in the victims of such abuse, and has a no-nonsense attitude towards this growing epidemic.
Mr. Ohanian is very involved in his community, coaching both youth soccer and basketball as well as being a Cub Scout den leader. He also volunteers in numerous school programs and parents' clubs.
Please go to the polls on Tuesday and vote for Aram Ohanian in this election and help eradicate the abuse in our county.
Kathy Newlove
Bowling Green

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