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September 1, 2021

Health officials say many resources available for anyone battling addiction in Summit County

What You Need To Know: The top drugs abused in Summit County are fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, officials say. Nearly 35 locations drug-drop off locations in Summit County for incineration or disposal bag pick-up. Summit County spent $2 million from opioid litigation settlement on ER programs aimed at treating overdoses. The county allocated $500,000 to establish the Opiate Small Grant Program fund supporting nonprofits working with addicts
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September 1, 2021

Ohio governor encourages residents to carry Narcan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is encouraging residents to carry naloxone.
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September 1, 2021

Judge Conditionally Approves Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved with conditions a historic opioid settlement between Purdue Pharma and thousands of local and state governments.
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August 31, 2021

Governor DeWine Observes the First Ohio Overdose Awareness Day

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 30 in June designating today, Aug. 31, as Ohio Overdose Awareness Day to raise public awareness and to remember the lives lost to the epidemic.
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August 31, 2021

We found tax records showing 'Hillbilly Elegy' author JD Vance's anti-opioid nonprofit faltered

JD Vance is running for Senate in Ohio as a savior of the Midwest. A nonprofit he started to fight the opioid epidemic seems to have faltered. Vance's track record is the subject of an Insider deep-dive.
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August 31, 2021

Overdose deaths trend down in Northeast Ohio compared to other parts of state, nation

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The governor ordered flags at half staff on Aug. 31 to commemorate Ohio’s first-ever Overdose Awareness Day.
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August 28, 2021

Walbridge signs on to Ohio opioid settlement; council also moves ahead with new gazebo

WALBRIDGE — The village will join other Wood County communities in a settlement to receive money in the OneOhio Opioid Settlement agreement.
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August 26, 2021

Dreamland revisited: County featured in bestselling opioid crisis book lone holdout in settlement

Scioto County featured prominently in the story of the opioid addiction epidemic that has devastated hundreds of cities and towns across the United States.
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