November 30, 2020

Stark nearing grim overdose mark

CANTON As COVID-19 surges across Ohio, a longstanding public health foe is killing people in Stark County at a record pace.
November 19, 2020

Opioids and the pandemic: In the midst of isolation, there is hope

Ohio is on track to have more overdose deaths in 2020 than in 2019. Local courts and organizations are working to help people recover without penalty.
November 10, 2020

Feds: 700 grams of fentanyl mailed to Boardman home

Agents say the package originally contained more than one-and-a-half pounds of a potent opioid linked to overdose deaths.
October 29, 2020

Opioid Crisis: Critics Say Trump Fumbled Response To Another Deadly Epidemic

When then-presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke in Manchester, N.H., a week before the 2016 election, he said the opioid crisis was destroying lives and shattering families.
October 21, 2020

Worsening opioid crisis overshadowed in presidential race

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Like millions of Americans, Diane Urban watched the first presidential debate last month at home with her family. When it was over, she turned off the television and climbed into the bed her 25-year-old son Jordan used to sleep in.
October 13, 2020

Cuyahoga County sees 19 drug overdose deaths in a week, on pace for highest total in three years

CLEVELAND, Ohio – At least 19 people died of suspected drug overdoses over the past week in Cuyahoga County, which is on pace to record its highest total of overdose deaths in three years, according to the medical examiner’s office.
October 12, 2020

Addiction: Pandemic makes bad situation worse

YOUNGSTOWN — As the new coronavirus began its march across the United States, Chief Tom Synan knew a “hurricane” was coming.
October 14, 2020

Opioid Deaths: America’s Other Fatal Health Crisis Hasn’t Gone Away

Solutions that can curb the nation’s opioid epidemic are out there – yet people are still dying.