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September 21, 2020

Mercy College gets grant to support opioid-affected families

TOLEDO — Mercy College of Ohio has received a four-year grant totaling $740,998 from The Health Resources and Services Administration to increase the number of peer support specialists...
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August 11, 2020

Economists conclude opioid crisis responsible for millions of children living apart from parents

Nearly 500,000 people in the U.S. during the past 20 years have died from an opioid overdose. Millions of others — many of them parents — are using, incarcerated or in drug rehabilitation programs.
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May 12, 2020

A tale of two epidemics: When coronavirus and opioid addiction collide

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office says fatalities spiked 45% from 33 overdose deaths in February, to 48 in March, when the pandemic began.
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May 12, 2020

Best Life: Grandparents thrown into opioid crisis

Cleveland, Ohio. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The opioid epidemic continues to hit our country hard. Last year, more than 46,000 people died from overdoses, leaving thousands of children without parents.
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April 28, 2020

Cuyahoga County voters pass new health & human services levy by wide margin

In addition, Summit County passed a Metroparks tex levy, while Lorain County renewed funding for its community college.
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May 2, 2020

Sentencing of Akron couple reopens wounds for parents who lost son to overdose

The sentencing of an Akron husband and wife for an opioid enterprise in Northeast Ohio reopened old woulds for a Coventry Township couple.
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March 5, 2020

Kids in crisis: the devastating toll of Ohio's opioid crisis in one elementary school

MINFORD, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — As students arrive at Minford Elementary School for classes, a staff member asks a question that affects the rest of their school day: "How do you feel?"
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March 10, 2020

In Ohio, this effort aims to heal the youngest victims of the opioid crisis

HAMILTON, Ohio — In the living room of his mother’s apartment, a threadbare two-story unit next to the train tracks, Ryder pulls out bulky plastic toys from a bin and wonders aloud about how they work, smiling toothily, mumbling along to “Baby Shark” and occasionally popping another fruit-flavored gummy into his mouth.
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