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Mentor retail theft detail leads to drop in drug-related crimes

Mentor police set out to thwart drug-related retail theft with a pilot program launched in 2015. Now results are showing a correlation between the Retail Theft Crime Deterrence Program and a plunge in addicts stealing to support their habit. Out of 81 arrests last...

Cleveland Clinic panel discussion on opioids coming to Willoughby Hills

A Cleveland Clinic panel discussion on the opioid crisis is coming to Willoughby Hills. “Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil: The Triple Threat at Our Doorstep” will be held June 28 in St. Noel’s Banquet Center, 35200 Chardon Road. “Triple Threat” is a series of panel...

Chief deputy: Treatment, not arrest, best prescription for addiction

Every day, Sgt. Shawn Pak saw the damage heroin and opioids cause in his job at the Franklin County jail. And the deputy with the county sheriff’s office believed addicts were responsible for their own misery. “It was kind of businesslike, kind of a detached view,”...

Yost supports photo IDs on benefits cards, food stamp reforms

While state Auditor Dave Yost wants to see some changes made to the food stamp program at the federal level, he is also working on getting photo IDs on the state’s electronic benefits cards as a way to deter fraud. Yost was in town recently and met with some of...