October 7, 2021

Ohio Gov. DeWine joins other governors in Texas, calling for more border security

MISSION, Texas — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine joined a coalition of Republican governors on the Texas border Wednesday, calling on the White House to better secure the border.
October 4, 2021

What's causing the increase in opioid overdoses in Northeast Ohio?

Two men overdosed in separate instances on Cleveland's west side, on a recent Sunday in October of 2021.
October 6, 2021

Ohio Governor travels to see troops he sent to Texas-Mexico border

Gov. Mike DeWine said the border is a thoroughfare for the deadly opiate fentanyl, blamed in most of Ohio's deadly opioid-related overdoses.
September 29, 2021

2 narcotics officers arrested in Ohio, accused of drug distribution

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities arrested two Columbus police officers Tuesday on allegations that they distributed several kilograms of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to the Department of Justice.
September 1, 2021

Health officials say many resources available for anyone battling addiction in Summit County

What You Need To Know: The top drugs abused in Summit County are fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, officials say. Nearly 35 locations drug-drop off locations in Summit County for incineration or disposal bag pick-up. Summit County spent $2 million from opioid litigation settlement on ER programs aimed at treating overdoses. The county allocated $500,000 to establish the Opiate Small Grant Program fund supporting nonprofits working with addicts
September 10, 2021

Coroner: 2-year-old Toledo girl dies of fentanyl overdose after napping in bed

Jordynn Smith is said to be the youngest Lucas County person to have died of a fentanyl overdose during the opioid crisis, the coroner's office said.
August 24, 2021

Fatal overdose in Ravenna Township leads to arrest of suspected fentanyl dealer

RAVENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - A fatal overdose in Ravenna Township early Monday morning lead to the arrest of a man for trafficking in fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine.
July 19, 2021