April 15, 2020
While the coronavirus pandemic dominates the news, a rash of Columbus-area overdoses is a reminder that the opioid epidemic continues to take its toll on Ohio.
March 10, 2020
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.
February 24, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — People who work in funeral service see the impact the opioid epidemic has on families who have lost loved ones to overdose and drug-related deaths.
March 2, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Over 4,850 Ohioans died from drug overdoses in 2017. That’s more than car crashes, gun deaths and homicides combined, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
March 1, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The fight against the opioid crisis is far from over, but progress is being made to help Ohio's families.