Local governments in Ohio seeking unity in opioid litigation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Dozens of Ohio local government leaders gathered privately in Columbus Tuesday to discuss how to divide millions of dollars from a prospective opioid settlement, potentially positioning them to enter settlement talks with drugmakers as a united front.

About 75 mayors, county commissioners and others from around the state attended the meeting, organized by the parties' lawyers. Representatives of Gov. Mike DeWine and Attorney General Dave Yost, both Republicans, also attended.

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