Stark could net $20M in opioid deal

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Many of Ohio’s local governments appear satisfied with a proposal that would award them a 30% cut of the money from a potential multi-billion dollar settlement with the drug industry over the deadly opioid epidemic.

Based on a $1 billion settlement share for local governments and per-capital local opioid deaths, the state projects Stark County would receive $13.9 million and Canton would get $4.5 million to fight and treat opioid abuse. Comparatively, Alliance would receive $809,000.

Mahoning County would receive $14.5 million with Sebring getting $72,000, Smith Township $51,000 and Beloit $34,000.

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