Drug Free conference taking place at Convention and Trade Center

The 19th annual "Drug Free ... You and Me Conference" is taking place this week at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

It began Tuesday and will end Thursday. It is from 9 a.m. - noon each day.

Sixth grade students from around the county are hearing experts talk about how to avoid drug addiction, avoid exposure to sexually transmitted diseases and the importance of an education.

Approximately 900- 1,000 students are participating.

McDonald's and the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce are sponsors.