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Ohio Governor John Kasich has proposed allowing counties to create committees to review opioid overdose fatalities, and the public would have limited access to the findings.

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The Kaiser Family Foundation says more people died in Ohio from opioid overdoses in 2014 than in any other state.

In the last seven years, the number of Ohio kids taken into custody by children services agencies rose by nearly 20 percent.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Attorney General's office is calling for schools to disclose what kind of drug education they're providing to K-12 students.

Chillicothe police are responding to a 48-hour spike in drug overdoses. 

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The Franklin County coroner's office reports 244 people died of drug overdoses during the first nine months of 2016. 

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A Columbus woman whose 11-month-old son died from ingesting heroin has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges and been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus drug dealer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for selling the elephant tranquilizer carfentanil as heroin. 

Dublin-based Cardinal Health has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by West Virginia authorities alleging it fed the state's opioid epidemic by failing to properly oversee and report significant increases in orders for prescription drugs.

The Kaiser Family Foundation says Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths.

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A Columbus woman is behind bars, accused of selling a deadly dose of heroin.

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The Ohio Board of Pharmacy says two-thirds of retail pharmacies now offer the drug overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration records show Dublin-based Cardinal Health shipped 241 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia between 2007 and 2012.

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Columbus fire officials say 21 people were treated between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday for opioid overdoses.

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Ohio legislative Democrats say the state's opioid crisis is so bad that all lawmakers should be called to the Statehouse to deal with it.

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Hilliard police have filed drug and manslaughter charges against a woman who they say gave an an Upper Arlington man the heroin that led to his overdose death last June.

Child welfare advocates say more children are put into foster care amid the state's opioid crisis, but funding for children services agencies falls short.

As Ohio's heroin overdose epidemic nears a record high in deaths, lobbyists representing prescription drug makers poured more than 3.5 million into Ohio political coffers over the last decade.

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A state law taking effect today offers immunity to people trying to get help for someone overdosing on drugs, or victims who seek assistance.

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A Hamilton county judge has granted immunity to anyone who turns in heroin or other potentially fatal drugs after a surge in overdoses in the region.

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