On Tuesday in Bellaire residents gathered for an important informational seminar on a topic that’s affecting every part of the country.

The FBI and the Ohio State Highway Patrol gave a presentation on human trafficking.

Nearly 40 people were in attendance at St. John Central Academy in downtown Bellaire.

The seminar was put together by a member of the school’s board of directions after he heard too many stories and too many people concerned about the issue. Some of the main topics involved reporting human trafficking to law enforcement, what to look for and how to stay aware.