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Ottawa County drug battle reflected in couple's fight for sobriety

When Jeff Schill and Angela Trimble were using heroin together, they'd make elaborate plans of what they'd do when they got clean. There'd be moments of clarity for the couple where they wondered what they were doing to their son, as the then-elementary school-age boy witnessed their drug binges and saw Schill overdose once while Trimble struggled to revive him. […]

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Where to turn in your prescription drugs in Lake, Geauga counties

Public safety agencies around Northeast Ohio are taking part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28. Among them is the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, which issued a news release April 9 about the event and its importance. “Prescription drug overdose is a serious public health crisis in […]

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Richland County collects 313 pounds of unused medication

During National Drug Take Back Day on April 29, local law enforcement in Richland County collected a total of 313 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. Across the METRICH region collected over 2,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. Richland County agencies that participated include Mansfield Police Department collected 167 pounds; Richland County […]

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Drop-off day caps drug collection drive

Residents came out in steady numbers to police departments in Lorain County on Saturday with bags of expired or no longer needed prescription pills for a drug turn-in day. Saturday’s collection accounted for the bulk of more than 4,000 pounds of pills collected from residents over the last six months. Though the event is something […]

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Residents turn in 2,000 pounds of drugs

Area residents turned in more than 2,000 pounds of drugs Saturday as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back event. Law enforcement agencies from the surrounding counties and nine of the 10 METRICH regions participated in the event, which is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and was called a huge success because of community […]

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