Wooster could get nearly $7 million from possible opioid settlement

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COLUMBUS — Many of Ohio’s local governments appear satisfied with an “all-Ohio” 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 hypothetical $1 billion settlement share for local governments and per-capital local opioid deaths, the state projects Wayne County would receive $2 million, Holmes County would receive $1.2 million and Wooster would get $3.6 million to fight and treat opioid abuse.

Other proposed local amounts include $81,477 for Orrville and $54,233 for Rittman. Millersburg would receive $16,605, while Doylestown is in line for $18,840.

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