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Deterra Drug Deactivation System


Dale Meller and two other females, one on his right is blonde wearing a teal dress top clutching a box full of small pouches. The brunette female on his left is wearing white and holding two of the pouches to the camera. All three are wearing masks

Today, Beaver Creek Area Association of REALTORS (BCAAR) announced an initiative aimed at combatting the opioid crisis. In partnership with Ohio REALTORS, BCAAR will provide its REALTOR® members with prescription drug disposal bags for their client’s use before an open house. Law enforcement throughout Ohio has confirmed that individuals posed as buyers attend open houses to specifically steal medications from medicine cabinets. Clients selling their homes are encouraged to lock up and remove valuables from the premises during open houses. This new initiative addresses the safe removal of unused or expired prescriptions before they can be misused. According to a recent data released by the White House Drug Policy Office, there was an 11.4% year- over-year increase in overdose fatalities for the first quarter of 2020, due in part to lockdowns and economic uncertainty. Many individuals keep prescription drugs after they are no longer medically necessary. However, this can have devastating consequences. According to the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance, nearly half of teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from their parent’s medicine cabinet. By supplying clients with prescription drug disposal bags before an open house, the BCAAR hopes to reverse this trend. Clients will be able to use the drug disposal bags to remove any unnecessary prescriptions before an open house. The Deterra Drug Deactivation System has been proven to neutralize pills, liquids, and patches. A small bag can deactivate up to 15 pills, 2 ounces of liquid or 2 dermal patches. Association President Barbara Stamp explained, “This program is a great opportunity to not only serve our members, but also to benefit our clients and make a positive impact on the opioid crisis in our state.” Deterra bags are also available to purchase online at shopdeterrasystems.com. The Beaver Creek Area Association of REALTORS represents 200 members and serving primarily Columbiana and Mahoning Counties.


REALTORS SUPPORT LOCAL CLEAN UP DAY


REALTORS support East Liverpool's downtown clean up day--June 20, 2020.  Pictured are Broker Ron Bryer of Bryer Realty, Dale Meller, Association Executive of Beaver Creek Area Association of REALTORS, and REALTOR Ashley Martin of Keller Williams Realty.
REALTORS support East Liverpool's downtown clean up day--June 20, 2020. Pictured are Broker Ron Bryer of Bryer Realty, Dale Meller, Association Executive of Beaver Creek Area Association of REALTORS, and REALTOR Ashley Martin of Keller Williams Realty.

REALTOR'S PARK PROJECT IN LISBON--POSTPHONED


The Coronavirus Pandemic has caused postponement of the REALTORS Park project in Lisbon. Work will resume when it is safe to continue.

Blue and White Wooden sign that says "Future home of Realtor's Park" BCAAR Volunteers on a wooden bench at the site of the park
Pictured are the BCAAR volunteers at the site of the park.


BCAAR's ANNUAL MEETING


BCAAR's annual meeting at Boneshakers in Salem featured presentations by past and incoming Presidents, the Association Executive, and several Affiliate Members. All were served a buffet breakfast. Directors and officers were elected to serve for the coming year.

 Incoming President Barbara Stamp (left) presents a commemorative gavel to immediate past president Anna Frantz (right) as AE Dale Meller looks on.
Incoming President Barbara Stamp (left) presents a commemorative gavel to immediate past president Anna Frantz (right) as AE Dale Meller looks on.
Directors elected to additional or new terms:  l. to r.  Sara Gordon, Zach Underwood, Jamie Thomas, Carolyn Kirchner, Barbara Stamp, and Linda Courtney.  Not pictured are Directors whose terms have not expired--Janet Birch, Ron Bryer, Anna Frantz, Jennifer Merriman, and Sarah Sorge.
Directors elected to additional or new terms: l. to r. Sara Gordon, Zach Underwood, Jamie Thomas, Carolyn Kirchner, Barbara Stamp, and Linda Courtney. Not pictured are Directors whose terms have not expired--Janet Birch, Ron Bryer, Anna Frantz, Jennifer Merriman, and Sarah Sorge.




  • Code of ethics
    The current Code of Ethics cycle—Cycle 6—is 1/1/2019—12/31/2021. All members are required to take an ethics course (classroom or online) during this period. A free online course is available at nar.realtor.