Policy

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October 21, 2020

Confronting Ohio’s rural opioid crisis: Jim Carroll

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Throughout Ohio and across the country, as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, another health crisis remains: drug addiction.
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October 1, 2020

Amid pandemic, May was Ohio's deadliest overdose month in more than a decade

Drug overdoses killed more Ohioans in May than in any month in at least 14 years, a potential side effect of the coronavirus pandemic that leaders fear could flare up again before things get back to normal.
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September 14, 2020

Stark County employees ask Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider ruling on drug testing privacy case

STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Stark County employees are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision in a drug testing privacy case.
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September 1, 2020

Stephens, Ohio House Discusses Bills during Session

COLUMBUS — State Representative Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) on Tuesday voted on several bills during House session.
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September 8, 2020

Ohio lawmakers pass bill aimed at combating opioid deaths

The Ohio House passed House Bill 341, legislation aimed at combating opioid deaths throughout the state.
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August 11, 2020

City managers move to place marijuana decriminalization on Council agenda

PORTSMOUTH — During the city manager’s conference Monday, Portsmouth City Council voted 5-0 to request a change in the city ordinances which would decriminalize possession of marijuana for amounts under 200 grams, bringing it to a first reading at the next council meeting.
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July 24, 2020

Case to Watch: Opioid plaintiffs to defend novel 'negotiating class' on appeal

A federal appeals court is set to consider a novel framework...
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July 23, 2020

We must keep working to fight addiction

For more than 25 years, I’ve worked to address the drug addiction epidemic that has affected so many lives across Ohio.
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