40 Ohio police agencies split $3M for drug response teams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Forty law enforcement agencies around Ohio are getting a combined $3 million in state grants for teams that aim to address the state's opioid epidemic by helping people who overdose get treatment and other support.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio National Guard headed to Florida for Irma aftermath

CLEVELAND (AP) — As many as 3,500 Ohio National Guard soldiers will be sent to Florida to help the state with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Ohio National Guard's adjutant general told The Associated Press on Saturday.

  • Written by By MARK GILLISPIE , Associated Press

Some drug users willing to be human guinea pigs for dealers

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — For drug dealers, one of the biggest challenges of selling synthetic opioids like fentanyl is the likelihood that the product will kill their customers. To reduce that chance, many test the drugs on human guinea pigs.

  • Written by By JOHN CANIGLIA, Cleveland Plain Dealer