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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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August 24, 2021

Fatal overdose in Ravenna Township leads to arrest of suspected fentanyl dealer

RAVENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - A fatal overdose in Ravenna Township early Monday morning lead to the arrest of a man for trafficking in fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine.
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August 23, 2021

Guest column/Awareness: A good step in the right direction

“Unintentional drug overdose is one of the leading causes of injury death in Ohio, surpassing motor vehicle crashes,” advises Recovery Ohio, a state governmental website.
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August 19, 2021

Opioid settlement: $800 million Ohio plan avoids collapse as cities, counties sign on

But two large holdouts could bring down amounts expected by area governments.
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August 19, 2021

Ohio set to reach $808 million opioid settlement after more counties, cities sign on

The state of Ohio took a major step forward this week in reaching a massive settlement deal with distributors sued over their role in the opioid epidemic.
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August 18, 2021

Opioid settlement: Cincinnati council agrees to $3.8 million share over mayor's objections

The city of Cincinnati will join Ohio in a proposed settlement with three major pharmaceutical distributors for their role in the opioid epidemic, even though the mayor opposes the plan.
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August 17, 2021

Ohio moves closer to opioid settlement as 96% of counties, municipalities get onboard

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) — Attorney General Dave Yost announced that 96 percent of the Ohio’s city, county, township and village partners are onboard with the OneOhio opioid settlement agreement.
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August 17, 2021

Ohio on verge of $808 million deal with opioid distributors, Ohio AG shares

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said the state is close to making an $808 million settlement with opioid distributors possible thanks to local support.
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