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Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Columbus man convicted of beating and killing his wife's drug dealer has been sentenced to two years' probation. 

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A Columbus woman is behind bars, accused of selling a deadly dose of heroin.

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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.

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The burglary suspect who died in a Columbus house fire has been identified.

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Columbus police have charged two local women with one count of heroin possession each, in connection with a string of recent opioid overdoses.

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Columbus fire officials say 21 people were treated between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday for opioid overdoses.

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The City of Columbus has boarded up a Linden home linked to several drug overdoses in the neighborhood.

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Ohio legislative Democrats say the state's opioid crisis is so bad that all lawmakers should be called to the Statehouse to deal with it.

Columbus police say nine people were treated for heroin overdoses Tuesday in the Linden neighborhood, raising the possibility a new, more potent form of the drug is being sold in the city. 

Hilliard Police

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.

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