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Preliminary figures on opioid overdose deaths this year show Franklin County is on pace to surpass last year's numbers.

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.

A Whitehall man has pleaded guilty to charges of selling fatal doses of heroin. 

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The Franklin County coroner says overdose deaths blamed largely on opioids are spiking.

A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4 thousand people died from opioid overdoses last year.

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.

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.

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The Franklin County Coroner's office blames nearly four-dozen deaths over the past month on fentanyl overdoses. 

Ohio Public Radio

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

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.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Sentencing is pending for a Springfield man convicted of killing a man with a choke hold.

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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.

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 officials are reporting a new spike in fatal  heroin overdoses.

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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says lab tests confirm heroin seized in a recent arrest was mixed with carfentanil, a powerful elephant tranquilizer.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Columbus police say seven people were treated Sunday for suspected opiate overdoses; one died.

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State officials will launch a campaign on Monday to educate the public about fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths. 

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.

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.

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A Columbus man has been indicted on charges selling fentanyl-laced heroin that caused two recent, near-fatal overdoses.

The Ohio Department of Health says a record number of Ohioans died from drug overdoses last year.

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.

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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.