Lawmaker plans college initiative to combat opioid epidemic - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Lawmaker plans college initiative to combat opioid epidemic

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -

An Ohio legislator has proposed an initiative to help high school students affected by drug use in their families get to college.

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger presented a partial plan for the OhioCorps program Thursday during a news conference in Columbus. The program seeks to help high school students whose parents use drugs.

Under the plan, high school students would earn scholarships by volunteering in their communities. It also proposes allowing college students to earn course credits for mentoring at-risk students.

Ohio's 14 public universities support the idea. Ohio University President Duane Nellis says a large network is needed to help students affected by the opioid crisis.

Rosenberger says he's unsure how much the program would cost and that he's reached out to pharmaceutical companies for possible funding.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Police: Store owner fatally shot during robbery in Cleveland

    Police: Store owner fatally shot during robbery in Cleveland

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:57 PM EST2018-02-18 21:57:47 GMT

    Authorities in Ohio say a store owner has been fatally shot during a robbery in Cleveland.

    More >>

    Authorities in Ohio say a store owner has been fatally shot during a robbery in Cleveland.

    More >>
  • How tips reported locally to FBI are vetted

    How tips reported locally to FBI are vetted

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:58 PM EST2018-02-18 17:58:47 GMT
    The FBI was previously warned about the gunman in the deadly Florida school shootings last week. The agency says it failed to act on a tip to investigators about warning signs.  FBI supervisory special agent and current Boardman Police Chief Todd Werth joined WFMJ Weekend Today to talk about how tips are handled at all levels. Every year Werth says the FBI collects nearly 800,000 tips on a national level, not including what's reported to local FBI field offices. "Here in...More >>
    The FBI was previously warned about the gunman in the deadly Florida school shootings last week. The agency says it failed to act on a tip to investigators about warning signs.  FBI supervisory special agent and current Boardman Police Chief Todd Werth joined WFMJ Weekend Today to talk about how tips are handled at all levels. Every year Werth says the FBI collects nearly 800,000 tips on a national level, not including what's reported to local FBI field offices. "Here in...More >>
  • Sharon man hit by car dies

    Sharon man hit by car dies

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:57 PM EST2018-02-18 17:57:04 GMT

    A Sharon man died after a vehicle hit him as he was crossing East State Street on February 11, Sharon police said. 

    More >>

    A Sharon man died after a vehicle hit him as he was crossing East State Street on February 11, Sharon police said. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms