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Tuesday take: An object lesson in addiction's wreckage

| Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Former Norwin health teacher Lisa Marie Rodnicki, 37, of Irwin, the daughter of Norwin Superintendent William Kerr, pleaded guilty to selling heroin.
Former Norwin health teacher Lisa Marie Rodnicki, 37, of Irwin, the daughter of Norwin Superintendent William Kerr, pleaded guilty to selling heroin.

Lisa Marie Rodnicki offers an object lesson in a life torn asunder by one's heroin addiction. Her career as a gym, health and drug education teacher at Norwin High School imploded after drug charges in 2015. Her lawyer says she has been drug-free for three years. Nevertheless, Ms. Rodnicki, 39, now faces the prospect of spending up to 23 months in jail after pleading guilty to felony counts of drug delivery, possession and other charges. Stark as her example is, it probably won't make much difference to drug abusers lost in the fog of addiction.

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