Youth

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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.
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March 19, 2021

Ludlow toddler's fentanyl death a tragic reminder of widespread opioid epidemic

Newtown Chief: Fentanyl now as prevalent as meth, cocaine
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February 26, 2021

Governor DeWine announces foster care initiatives in executive budget proposal

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Friday detailed the foster care initiatives in his proposed executive budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
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December 8, 2020

Column: The right resources can help Appalachian kids learn despite trauma

As ground zero for one of our nation’s health crises, the opioid epidemic, Appalachia has an overdose mortality rate 46% higher than the national average. Behind this statistic is an outsized number of children caught in situations of chronic stress.
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December 5, 2020

A mother's fragile recovery reminds us that the opioid crisis is still here

(CNN) It is February 12. Ebony Clancy's tight townhome in Dayton, Ohio, is crowded with a film crew, "This Is Life" host Lisa Ling and myself, all there to understand the damage the opioid crisis has inflicted upon American families.
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November 19, 2020

Ohio sued over lower payments to relatives caring for kids

At issue are payments to relatives who aren’t licensed caregivers but are approved to care for children taken from their parents.
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October 13, 2020

Sen. Brown announces $600,000 for youth mentorship services in Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $600,000 grant to the State of Ohio through its Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative.
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October 12, 2020

Columbus' Own: Ohio State Pharmacy Student Uses Experience and Music to Address the Opioid Crisis

The love from one brother to another aims to address an epidemic and save the reputation of a profession.
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