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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.

Genoa Township police say the student found dead in a bathroom on the Westerville campus of Columbus State Community College Wednesday night died of a heroin overdose.

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.

Akron officials are reporting a new spike in fatal  heroin overdoses.

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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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A Madison Township man will serve 28 years for shooting and killing his friend and heroin dealer.

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Hamilton County law enforcement and government officials plan to appear before a judge today for a hearing about the recent surge of heroin overdoses.

Ross County Sheriff's deputies are reporting a spike in 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.

One of the five suspects in a large heroin trafficking ring in Franklin County has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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 Ohio Highway Patrol says troopers seized seven times as much heroin during the first half of the year as they did during the first six months of 2015.

An online petition is calling on Ohio to quarantine heroin addicts.

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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.

Arraignment is scheduled Wednesday for a Columbus woman indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on charges of injecting her father with a lethal dose of heroin.

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.

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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.

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