Fentanyl Franklin County On Pace To Surpass Opioid Overdose Totals From 2016 By Mike Foley • Sep 13, 2017 youtube.com Preliminary figures on opioid overdose deaths this year show Franklin County is on pace to surpass last year's numbers. Record Number Of Ohioans Died Of Drug Overdoses Last Year By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Aug 31, 2017 Ohio Public Radio The state says a record 4,050 people died of drug overdoses last year, driven in large part by the emergence of stronger drugs like fentanyl. Whitehall Man Pleads Guilty In Woman's Fatal Drug Overdose By Jim Letizia • Aug 14, 2017 A Whitehall man has pleaded guilty to charges of selling fatal doses of heroin. More Drug Overdoses In Franklin County This Year By Associated Press • Jun 21, 2017 youtube.com The Franklin County coroner says overdose deaths blamed largely on opioids are spiking. Ohio On Pace To Set Record For Opioid Overdose Deaths By Associated Press • May 29, 2017 A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4 thousand people died from opioid overdoses last year. Columbus Woman Found Dead Near Frazeysburg Died Of Accidental Overdose By Jim Letizia • May 26, 2017 The Coshocton County coroner says the Columbus woman whose body was found along a rural road near Frazeysburg in March died of an accidental opioid overdose. Columbus Woman Sentenced In Fatal Drug Overdose By Jim Letizia • May 18, 2017 Franklin County Sheriff's Office A Columbus woman will serve six years in prison for selling the mixture of heroin and fentanyl that led to the overdose death of a man in February of last year. More Than Four-Dozen People In Franklin County Died Of Fentanyl Overdoses In January And February By Jim Letizia • Mar 18, 2017 coroner.franklincountyohio.gov The Franklin County Coroner's office blames nearly four-dozen deaths over the past month on fentanyl overdoses. Authorities Meet To Try And Get A Handle On State's Opioid Epidemic By Ohio Public Radio • Feb 16, 2017 Ohio Public Radio The Kaiser Family Foundation says more people died in Ohio from opioid overdoses in 2014 than in any other state. Columbus Woman Sentenced In Overdose Death Of Son By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Jan 28, 2017 Columbus Division of Police 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. Springfield Man Awaits Sentencing For Murder By Jim Letizia • Nov 18, 2016 Clark County Sheriff's Office Sentencing is pending for a Springfield man convicted of killing a man with a choke hold. More Retail Pharmacies Carrying Naloxone By Associated Press • Oct 20, 2016 oxywatchdog.com The Ohio Board of Pharmacy says two-thirds of retail pharmacies now offer the drug overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription. Women Linked To Columbus-Area Opioid Overdoses By Jim Letizia • Oct 8, 2016 Franklin County Sheriff's Office Columbus police have charged two local women with one count of heroin possession each, in connection with a string of recent opioid overdoses. Akron Reports Another Overdose Spike By Associated Press • Sep 12, 2016 Akron officials are reporting a new spike in fatal heroin overdoses. Overdose Cases In Cincinnati Linked To Carfentanil By Associated Press • Sep 3, 2016 wcpo.com Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says lab tests confirm heroin seized in a recent arrest was mixed with carfentanil, a powerful elephant tranquilizer. State Set Record For Drug Overdoses In 2015 By Associated Press • Aug 26, 2016 Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services officials say accidental drug overdoses killed a record 3,050 Ohioans last year, an average of eight per day. Authorities Indicate Akron Overdose Deaths May Have Links To Columbus, Cincinnati By Jim Letizia • Jul 23, 2016 The large-animal sedative being mixed with heroin in Akron, where more than a dozen people died of overdoses so far this month, is making its way to Montgomery County. Columbus Officials Reiterate Importance Of Naloxone By Mike Foley • Jul 12, 2016 Associated Press After a weekend full of opiate overdoses in Columbus, city officials encouraged drug addicts to obtain the widely-available antidote and seek treatment. Arrest Made In Connection With Sunday's Local Overdoses By Jim Letizia • Jul 12, 2016 Columbus Division of Police Columbus police have arrested a suspect on charges of selling the fentanyl-laced heroin that caused a rash of overdoses on Sunday. Seven Suspected Opiate Overdoses Reported In Columbus On Sunday By Associated Press • Jul 11, 2016 Columbus police say seven people were treated Sunday for suspected opiate overdoses; one died. State To Launch New Opioid Awareness Campaign By Jim Letizia • May 13, 2016 toledoblade.com State officials will launch a campaign on Monday to educate the public about fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths. Local Woman Pleads Guilty In Daughter's Drug Overdose Death By Jim Letizia • May 13, 2016 Columbus Division of Police A Columbus woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in the heroin overdose death of her 14-month-old daughter. Man Pleads Guilty In Drug Overdose Death Of Infant Son By Jim Letizia • May 4, 2016 Columbus Division of Police A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to charges of killing his infant son by giving him a fatal mix of heroin and fentanyl last May. Suspect In Two Local Overdose Cases Indicted By Jim Letizia • Apr 26, 2016 health-street.net A Columbus man has been indicted on charges selling fentanyl-laced heroin that caused two recent, near-fatal overdoses. Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths Set Record In 2014 By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Sep 25, 2015 The Ohio Department of Health says a record number of Ohioans died from drug overdoses last year. Marion Police Say They Have Arrested Major "Blue Drop" Heroin Dealer By Jim Letizia • Jun 11, 2015 Marion Police Marion police believe they have arrested the major dealer supplying the "Blue Drop" heroin that hospitalized more than four dozen people for treatment of overdoses and killed at least five people who overdosed in the last several weeks. Medication Missing From Columbus Ambulances By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Apr 28, 2015 wikipedia.org An investigation by Columbus police has found several bottles of medications went missing from two fire department ambulances during a 24-hour period in March.