On the front lines of drug crisis, US police split on Narcan

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The sheriff of Clermont County firmly believes it's a call of duty for his deputies to carry a nasal spray that brings people back from the brink of death by drug overdose. Less than 50 miles away, his counterpart in Butler County is dead set against it, saying it subjects deputies to danger while making no lasting impact on the death toll.

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  • Written by By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

Ohio health officials say flu activity now at highest level


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says flu activity has now been upgraded to its highest level, about two weeks after the state said hospitalizations were much worse than a year ago.