Heroin Athens County Couple Charged In April Overdose Death By Jim Letizia • Nov 20, 2015 Athens County Sheriff An Athens County couple has been charged in the opiate-overdose death of a woman. Bond Set For Woman Charged In Drug Overdose Death Of Daughter By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Sep 29, 2015 Columbus Division of Police Bond is set at 15 thousand dollars for a Columbus woman who has pleaded not guilty to causing the heroin overdose death of her 14-month-old daughter last May. 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. Union County Deputies Getting Naloxone By Jim Letizia • Jul 7, 2015 Union County Sheriff's deputies are being equipped with the opiate overdose antidote Naloxone. Local Health Officials Considering Creation Of Needle Exchange Program By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jul 7, 2015 The rise of heroin usage and related hepatitis C infections in central Ohio has local health officials discussing plans to combat the issue, including a needle exchange program. Marion Authorities Make Arrests In Heroin Overdose Epidemic By Jim Letizia • May 29, 2015 marionohio.us Marion first-responders are trying to fight a serious heroin epidemic. Response To Heroin Use Becomes Campaign Issue By Associated Press • Oct 9, 2014 Heroin has become a campaign issue in Ohio this year as politicians disagree over who has done the most to tackle the epidemic of overdose deaths blamed on the narcotic. Addiction Treatment Funding Becoming Political Battleground By Ohio Public Radio • Jul 16, 2014 Politics are ramping up over the state’s heroin overdose crisis. Westerville Man Sentenced For Causing Overdose Death By Jim Letizia • May 15, 2014 A Westerville man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for giving a friend a deadly dose of heroin. Child Welfare Advocates Tout Study In Seeking More Funding By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • May 15, 2014 First-ever data produced by the state shows heroin use skyrocketing in child custody cases. Marion Police Arrest 22 Suspected Drug Dealers By Jim Letizia • Mar 13, 2014 Marion police say they arrested 22 people yesterday on drug charges. State Launches Anti-Drug Initiative By Jim Letizia & Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Jan 9, 2014 Ohio Governor John Kasich says although the state has made progress in fighting prescription drug abuse, it remains a problem. 39 People Charged In Circleville Drug Ring By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 19, 2013 Investigators in Circleville and Pickaway County and the Ohio Attorney General's office say 22 people face heroin trafficking charges, and another 17 suspects are charged with trafficking crack cocaine, painkillers or methamphetamine. Conference Aims To Tackle Heroin Abuse Problem By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Nov 22, 2013 Hundreds of medical and law enforcement personnel attended a day-long summit Thursday in Cleveland on the area's rapidly growing heroin problem. Heroin Sweep Nets 32 Gang Members By Jim Letizia • Oct 24, 2013 Thirty-two people have been charged in a federal and state sweep against suspected heroin traffickers in lakefront communities in northeast Ohio. Authorities Bust Heroin Ring By Jim Letizia • Jun 20, 2013 Federal and local law enforcement officers have arrested sixteen people in a heroin-trafficking ring operating in Columbus and its suburbs. Heroin Killed Missing Pataskala Woman By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Sep 11, 2012 The Delaware County Coroner's office says a pregnant woman found dead in her car last month died of acute heroin intoxication.