OHIO OFFICIAL: OPIOID SETTLEMENT SHOULD BE SPENT LOCALLY

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Any money Ohio might receive from a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and other drugmakers should be spent at the local level, the state's top lawyer said Wednesday.

Republican Attorney General Dave Yost told reporters that so many of the agencies that are responding to the opioid crisis are not statewide, but local. He cited the foster care system, first responders, police departments and prosecutors' offices.

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