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.
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.
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.
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.
August 26, 2021

Rite Aid settles bellwether opioid case with Ohio counties

Settlement allows Rite Aid to avoid October trial No terms disclosed County officials must still approve the deal
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.
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.
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.