Stark nearing grim overdose mark

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CANTON  As COVID-19 surges across Ohio, a longstanding public health foe is killing people in Stark County at a record pace.

Accidental drug overdoses are on track to take more lives this year than they have in at least a decade.

As of Nov. 21, the county’s overdose death tally stood at 113, Coroner Anthony Bertin said.

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