Lucas County celebrates teen birth decrease

      Lucas County officials announced they have developed a program that is working to keep teen pregnancy down.

      County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak credits "Reducing the Risk" for decreasing the county's pregnancy rate at a time when many areas are seeing a rise.

      "Reducing the Risk" is taught to all Toledo Public School 8th and 10th graders.

      "It's a sound research-based program and it's reaching all young people at least two times to delay a pregnancy, to make good, positive choices about school and the future and it's working and we're so proud," said Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak.

      The county announced a 13% drop in teen birth among 15-17 year olds and an 8% drop among older teens.