Criminal Justice

October 24, 2020

Alternative Sentencing Program Helps Build Road to Recovery

What You Need To Know • Angela Thornton is recovering from heroin addiction, and graduated from the CASC program in Clermont County • The Community Alternative Sentencing Center (CASC) is a program that allows those with substance abuse disorders to be treated by behavioral health and medical specialists • The program can be sentenced by a judge solely or in combination with jail time • Over its four years of operation, CASC has helped thousands start their recovery from drug-addiction and substance abuse • Thornton is now one-year sober and is working to provide the best life possible for her two daughters
October 28, 2020

Resurgent Opioid Crisis Increases Importance of West Central Ohio Crime Task Force

It was a day like any other for Matthew Treglia and his 12-year-old daughter. While riding to school, she noticed a box sitting between them. “Daddy, what’s in the box?” she asked.
October 9, 2020

Hamilton pain clinic owner sentencing latest in region for pill mills, opioid abuse

The sentencing of a Hamilton pain clinic owner this week is the most recent case of area suspects going to prison for opioid trafficking offenses.
October 13, 2020

Highland County dentist, assistant indicted in federal 'opioid takedown'

A Highland County dentist and dental assistant were among those indicted in what the Drug Enforcement Administration described as “a historic nationwide enforcement action involving 345 charged defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals,” according to information posted by the DEA.
October 14, 2020

“This is Ohio” Excerpt: A New Way of Thinking About Addiction

Arrests won’t end the opioid epidemic. Neither will scorn and lectures. Instead, it’s going to take people like Trish Perry, who spends every Saturday morning on a street corner in Newark, offering tolerance, support and sanctuary for those struggling with addiction.
September 25, 2020

Concord; U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray Announces Results In Fight Against The Opioid Crisis

Concord; U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray Announces Results In Fight Against The Opioid Crisis Two Years After Launch Of Operation S.O.S.
September 14, 2020

Lorain County’s mental health board salutes first responders Sept. 20-26

LORAIN, Ohio -- First responders in Lorain County are receiving a big thank you for their efforts in “Bringing Help, Bringing Hope.”
August 31, 2020

Local realtor group to use open houses in fight against opioid crisis

People posed as buyers will attend open houses specifically to raid medicine cabinets