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May 12, 2020

Best Life: Grandparents thrown into opioid crisis

Cleveland, Ohio. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The opioid epidemic continues to hit our country hard. Last year, more than 46,000 people died from overdoses, leaving thousands of children without parents.
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April 28, 2020

Cuyahoga County voters pass new health & human services levy by wide margin

In addition, Summit County passed a Metroparks tex levy, while Lorain County renewed funding for its community college.
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April 29, 2020

Ohio County Prosecutor: Pandemic Puts More Stress On Families Dealing With Addiction

Vinton County, Ohio, has been on the front lines of the opioid crisis in the U.S. for several years. The drugs may have changed over the years — from opioids to meth — but the devastating effects on families have not.
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March 5, 2020

Kids in crisis: the devastating toll of Ohio's opioid crisis in one elementary school

MINFORD, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — As students arrive at Minford Elementary School for classes, a staff member asks a question that affects the rest of their school day: "How do you feel?"
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March 10, 2020

In Ohio, this effort aims to heal the youngest victims of the opioid crisis

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.
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March 4, 2020

Inside a Preschool That Treats the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

This story is part of an EdSurge Research series about the early childhood education workforce.
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March 4, 2020

Behind the Story: Healing the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

This story is part of an EdSurge Research series about the early childhood education workforce.
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February 24, 2020

Fund to Help Ohio Child Agencies Battered by Opioid Crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s human services agency says it’s investing nearly $1 million in an emergency fund to help county children services departments battered by the opioid epidemic.
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