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Overdoses an ongoing issue

The drug epidemic and overdoses in Lawrence County are a continual issue to the county emergency medical services. Lawrence County EMS Director Buddy Fry informed the commission on Tuesday that county EMS responded to six drug overdoses with one death this past weekend, and another four overdoses on Monday. Fry said that, in his estimation, […]

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‘A different monster’ – Drug epidemic takes turn for worse

The drug epidemic is taking a turn for the worse in our region. In Boyd County Kentucky, there were 32 heroin overdoses and five deaths in January. That’s three times higher than usual. October, November and December 2016 saw eight, nine, and 10 overdoses, respectively. There was one fatality each month. In Lawrence County, Ohio, […]

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Trailer park site of search warrant, possible OD

A possible overdose was reported and a search warrant was executed at Highland Park Estates Tuesday. A person reported the possible overdose at 9:30 a.m., according to a Tiffin Police Department report. The trailer park is located at 686 S. Sandusky St., and Sgt. Bryan Bryant of Tiffin Police Department said the apparent heroin overdose […]

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Heroin: Top story of 2016 is local drug epidemic

The top local news story of 2016 is actually many stories, but they can all be summed up in a single word.  Heroin. What started with sporadic reports of overdoses early in the year turned into near-daily headlines about the drug, the users, the dealers and the effect it is having on the community. While […]

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Recovering addict thanks Austintown police for arresting her after overdose

When Stacy Catlett bought drugs the night of May 27, she couldn’t wait until she got home to get high. The Lisbon woman pulled into the parking lot of a Wendy’s on Raccoon Road, where she injected herself with a powerful opioid concoction. Shortly thereafter, Catlett lost consciousness, and her breathing slowed. At 12:33 a.m. […]

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