By Erin Sullivan


A book about battling addiction, written by a local resident, will donate money to benefit those coping with the illness.

Trail of The Warrior is a novel inspired by the life stories of four individuals recovering from addiction and search for a higher power, all with the help of a dog named Rosie.

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By Mike Mahoney


Currently, the intersection of 30th and Michigan in Pittsburg is just a vacant lot. But it’s also the upcoming site of the city’s next addiction treatment facility.

Crawford County residents told the Crawford County Mental Health Center they want more help for area addicts, and the health center listened.

“We needed a stronger residential facility. We needed a stronger crisis component. We needed a stronger social detox component and then primary care. We hope to make the facility able to be expanded to 50 beds, and we only have 25,” said the health center’s Executive Administrator Richard Pfeiffer.

With the help of the city of Pittsburg, a location has already been secured.

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By Chance Hoener /

GIRARD — Crawford County Mental Health officially launched the sale of its new book Friday.

“Trail of the Warrior” — written by CCMH Executive Director Rick Pfeiffer — is inspired by the lives of four people recovering from addiction. The book follows those characters’ stories and their interactions with a loveable dog, Rosie. The book is being used to educate, as well as fundraise for a new addiction treatment facility in Crawford County. (Read More)