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.

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.

The Dublin school board has drafted a policy to place supplies of the heroin antidote naloxone in its buildings.


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.


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

The Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board is making free naloxone kits available to the families and friends of heroin addicts.

Cincinnati-based Kroger is following the lead of the CVS pharmacy chain in making the heroin overdose antidote naloxone available at its stores without a prescription.

Ohio Public Radio

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is introducing legislation to address the nation's growing opioid overdose epidemic with a comprehensive approach to addiction. 

Athens County Sheriff

An Athens County couple has been charged in the opiate-overdose death of a woman.

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.

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

Union County Sheriff's deputies are being equipped with the opiate overdose antidote Naloxone.

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 first-responders are trying to fight a serious heroin epidemic.

Response To Heroin Use Becomes Campaign Issue

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.