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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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July 17, 2020

Balderson introduces bipartisan bill to tackle worsening substance abuse crisis

U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) and a bipartisan group of more than 30 lawmakers unveiled legislation aimed at combating the nation’s ongoing opioid and substance abuse crisis, which has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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July 15, 2020

The opioid crisis in America: Vulnerable groups, law enforcement, and international supply

As the United States and the world reel from COVID-19, another epidemic, opioid addiction, continues to ravage the U.S.
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