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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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Heroin epidemic close to home

Before he became an addict, Upper Sandusky resident Jarod Voorhees had it all. With five children, a good-paying job and a wife he loved dearly, Voorhees, 40, owned his own home and vehicles. Some would say Voorhees had it made with a seemingly perfect life. But underneath his perfect life, Voorhees, a man born and raised in Upper Sandusky, began […]

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Wayne courts OK'd to use medication-assisted treatment

The Wayne County Common Pleas Court administrator was on hand to discuss with commissioners an agreement for medication-assisted treatment services for drug court participants. Administrator James Fox discussed the use of suboxone in working with opiate addictions. The drug reduces craving and is used in detox programs, he said, also explaining the use of a […]

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