7th Annual Baguette Run to Raise Funds for Turning Point

The seventh annual Baguette Run – A First Step Against Domestic Violence – is being held June 21, 2014 and will begin at the Panera Bread Café on State Route 95 in Marion, at 8:00 am. The event is to raise funds for victims of domestic violence and their families. All the money raised during […]

Turning Point Honors Victims This Week

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 6-12, 2014 and this year’s theme is “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.” The week is meant for all victim advocacy agencies to call attention to the crime victims they serve as a means to celebrate their courage while giving respect to their privacy. Turning Point will […]

Turning Point Works to Break the Cycle of Teen Dating Violence

February is National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month and Turning Point says they are working hard to educate teens about the danger. According to the website BreakTheCycle.org, one in three teens and young adults experience some form of dating abuse (this statistic also holds true with adult relationships). This means that one in […]

Wearing Purple Urged to Support Domestic Violence Victims

Turning Point is urging the public to Wear Purple on October 23, 2013, in support of victims of domestic violence. Purple is the color associated with domestic violence and by wearing purple, you are letting people know that you support the victims of domestic violence and will speak out against this crime. “Domestic violence thrives […]

Event to Highlight Domestic Violence, Services at Turning Point

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Turning Point will be holding their 8th annual Picnic on the Porch on October 4, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm, at 330 Barks Road West. Domestic violence is one of the most horrific of crimes in that it is perpetrated by someone who professes to love the […]

Lawmakers Seek to Cover Pets in Domestic Protection Orders

In domestic violence cases, pets can become targets as abusers try to assert power over their victims. Sen. Michael Skindell, a Lakewood Democrat, has introduced a measure that would make clear that judges can extend protection orders to cover companion animals as a means of helping protect victims. Such protection orders limit the contact an […]

Sixth Baguette Run for Turning Point Called “Huge Success”

The sixth annual Baguette 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Panera Bread for Turning Point had 285 finishing participants last Saturday, making it the largest 5K event in the area.  Starting the runners was Mayor Scott Schertzer and greeting them as they finished was Bob Nunnally, of Channel 4’s Storm Team. The over-all winner of the event […]

Annual Baguette Run to Raise Funds, Highlight Awareness of Domestic Violence

The sixth annual Baguette Run – a first step against domestic violence – is being held June 22, 2013 and will begin at the Panera Bread Café on Route 95, Marion, at 8:00 am.  The event is to raise funds for victims of domestic violence and their families.  All the money raised during this event […]

Area Postal Workers Collect Nearly 40,000 Pounds in Food Drive

Postal workers say Marion area residents really came through this year, donating nearly 40,000 pounds of edible support to the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive that was held on Saturday, May 11, 2013.  Local residents set the food out by their mailboxes and the postal workers collected it while they worked their regular routes. […]

Clothesline Project Highlights Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Turning Point will highlight National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2013 (April 21-27) by displaying their portion of the Clothesline Project. The week is to support all victims of crime and those who advocate tirelessly for these victims. The Clothesline is part of a nationwide effort to bring attention to the issue of violence against women. […]