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All candidates need opioid plan


Monday, June 5, 2017

4,149 overdose deaths. The number is staggering, heart-breaking. It is also Ohio’s reality — a reality that will be further shaped by 2018 state and federal races. Any candidate considering a run for office should enter the campaign season with a serious proposal for dealing with this epidemic.
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Driver accused of hit-skip that killed cyclist held on $600,000 bond


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CINCINNATI — A man who deputies said struck and killed a bicyclist Monday had ingested heroin, deputies said. Steven Sickle, 33, of Feesburg, Ohio, struck the cyclist in the shoulder of U.S. 52 near Nine Mile Road in Cincinnati just before 6 p.m., deputies said. The cyclist, William Rust III, 61, of Cincinnati, was thrown from his bike onto Sickle's
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Heroin addicts are your problem


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

(CNN)Dale Batdorff heard God's voice on a Sunday morning, as he cradled his dead, 21-year-old son in his arms. His beautiful boy -- once a star athlete who dreamed of becoming a firefighter -- had just overdosed on heroin."The Lord spoke very clearly," Batdorff told me. God "wanted me to do something so other parents would not have to deal with
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Jeff Sessions Escalates Drug War and Urges Prosecutors to Seek Harsh Sentencing


Friday, May 12, 2017

When President Trump came into office and appointed Jeff Sessions, drug war activists feared that he would take away the tremendous progress that was gained under the Obama administration. Now our greatest fear materialized when Attorney General Jeff Sessions just released a memo to prosecutors, calling on them to push for the “most serious”
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'Gray Death' Causes Worry


Thursday, May 4, 2017

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis. Investigators who nicknamed the street mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. The drug
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First responders having trouble fighting heroin epidemic; new legislation hopes to nip addiction


Thursday, April 20, 2017

When Matt Birr began his tenure at the Lansing Township Police Department over 10 years ago, he and his department seldom responded to calls of opiate- and opioid-related overdose calls. From the abuse of prescription medications like Vicodin or Oxycontin to hard street drugs like heroin, Birr — and officials all around the state — have seen
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