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Revolving door of despair: Drugs land more women behind bars

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The women's unit of a jail in a remote corner of Appalachia offers a glimpse into how the tidal wave of opioids and methamphetamines has ravaged rural America.

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Youngstown man arrested for possession of drugs

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A 29-year-old Youngstown man, Randall Hover, was arrested on Tuesday for possession of drugs.

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Trumbull and Columbiana Counties are among those suing drug companies

Judge to briefly open court during opioid lawsuits talks

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A federal judge hoping to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by government entities over the opioid crisis is planning a brief open-court session as settlement talks continue. 

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Ohio governor announces chronic pain prescribing rules

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced new rules for monitoring the prescribing of painkillers to patients suffering chronic pain.

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Ohio governor to announce chronic pain prescriber standards

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to announce new standards to help people suffering from chronic pain get proper treatment from prescribers to avoid addiction. 

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  • Why we are doing this

    Why we are doing this

    The 21 News team is embarking on a special project to combat the heroin epidemic in our community. 

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    The 21 News team is embarking on a special project to combat the heroin epidemic in our community. 

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  • 21 WFMJ, local media outlets come together to battle heroin epidemic

    21 WFMJ, local media outlets come together to battle heroin epidemic

    Friday, September 29 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-09-29 20:43:00 GMT

    Three reporters in the Mahoning Valley, Renee Fox, Jordyn Grzelewski, and Lindsay McCoy, have worked aggressively in recent years exposing the death and destruction wrought by the heroin crisis, yet despite their dire warnings on television, on the web and in newspapers, the situation here has worsened dramatically.

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    Three reporters in the Mahoning Valley, Renee Fox, Jordyn Grzelewski, and Lindsay McCoy, have worked aggressively in recent years exposing the death and destruction wrought by the heroin crisis, yet despite their dire warnings on television, on the web and in newspapers, the situation here has worsened dramatically.

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