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Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus woman will serve six years in prison for selling the mixture of heroin and fentanyl that led to the overdose death of a man in February of last year.

The number of new Hepatitis C cases leaped nearly 300 percent from 2010 to 2015, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the CDC points to the likely culprit behind the spike in cases of the infectious disease: the use of heroin and other injection drugs.

The Ohio Highway Patrol ranks Franklin County second in the state for heroin seizures.

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

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is announcing a program to help families hurt by parents' addiction to opioids.

Ohio Public Radio

The Kaiser Family Foundation says more people died in Ohio from opioid overdoses in 2014 than in any other state.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Attorney General's office is calling for schools to disclose what kind of drug education they're providing to K-12 students.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus woman whose 11-month-old son died from ingesting heroin has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges and been sentenced to eight years in prison.

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. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

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

oxywatchdog.com

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy says two-thirds of retail pharmacies now offer the drug overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription.

Toles family via Columbus Division of Police

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

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

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

Ohio Public Radio

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

WCBE Files

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

Ohio Public Radio

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.

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