Politics

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June 10, 2020

Ohio lawmakers introduce five bills to combat opioid crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Ohio lawmakers are working to combat the opioid crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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June 11, 2020

Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Comprehensive Opioid Plan

Some Ohio lawmakers are pushing five different pieces of legislation they say will deal with the state’s opioid abuse problem in a comprehensive way.
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May 10, 2020

Guest column/We can’t take our eyes off addiction crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world, it seems as though every aspect of life before this crisis has been put on hold. Schools are closed, church pews are empty, and businesses have shuttered. Yet even in this unprecedented time, we cannot forget about the many concerns we had before the pandemic.
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May 10, 2020

Ohio House: Manning’s workforce legislation to combat opioid crisis passes

State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) announced May 6 that House Bill 365 passed the Ohio House of Representatives.
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February 23, 2020

Opioid crisis is a campaign issue again

Most people can tell it is election season by the sudden uptick in campaign advertising and, of course, all the candidate signs popping up in yards and intersections.
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January 16, 2020

Sen. Portman presses for permanent criminalization of Fentanyl-related substances

As the U.S. opioid epidemic continues, and with a criminalization order against fentanyl-related substances set to expire, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) took to the Senate floor this week urging legislation to permanently schedule the drugs.
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January 19, 2020

U.S. attorney: Make ban on fentanyl analogues permanent

Most Ohioans do not know that a deadly poison is being added to heroin, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and, yes, even marijuana. It is called fentanyl, or one of its analogues. And it is killing people.
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January 14, 2020

Latta directs attention to opioid crisis in Ohio

On Monday, Rep. Bob Latta, R-OH, joined a Congressional subcommittee with the intention of fighting opioid abuse in northwest Ohio.
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