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.

Addiction Treatment Funding Becoming Political Battleground

Jul 16, 2014

Politics are ramping up over the state’s heroin overdose crisis.

A Westerville man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for giving a friend a deadly dose of heroin.

First-ever data produced by the state shows heroin use skyrocketing in child custody cases.

Marion police say they arrested 22 people yesterday on drug charges.

State Launches Anti-Drug Initiative

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

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

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.

Thirty-two people have been charged in a federal and state sweep against suspected heroin traffickers in lakefront communities in northeast Ohio.

Federal and local law enforcement officers have arrested sixteen people in a heroin-trafficking ring operating in Columbus and its suburbs.