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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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