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Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz

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The Franklin County coroner's office is asking county commissioners to approve an additional 500 thousand dollars in it's budge next year.

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

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

Franklin County officials Wednesday hosted a summit on the opiate crisis, which shows no signs of letting up in central Ohio or elsewhere.

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The Franklin County Coroner's office blames nearly four-dozen deaths over the past month on fentanyl 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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Multiple overdose deaths in one day last month in Columbus were caused by a mixture of heroin and Carfentanyl, a powerful large animal tranquilizer.