Overdoses spike in Akron amid growing drug death concerns

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A recent spike in drug overdoses in Akron over just a few days is drawing renewed attention to what Ohio authorities call a growing epidemic of abuse of heroin and an even more potent painkiller, fentanyl. Some questions and answers:

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

Dozens enroll in program aimed at treating opioid users

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of people in southwestern Ohio have enrolled in a new program aimed at helping heroin and fentanyl users by directing them to treatment programs instead of jails.

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State: Buckeye Lake wreckage is canal boat that sank in 1850

BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) — When workers on a dam replacement project pulled planks and pieces of wood from the muck of Buckeye Lake months ago, the director of the local historical society was sure they'd found the Black Diamond, a coal-hauling canal boat swallowed by the water in 1850.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press