Allen County Commissioners join ‘One Ohio’ opioid plan


LIMA — Allen County will join with Ohio and other municipalities in its lawsuit against major opioid distributors and manufacturers, a move which local officials hope will increase the county’s chances of receiving money as Ohio gets ready to settle or try its case against the distributors and manufacturers.

The One Ohio plan — a unified approach to the lawsuits, advocated by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost — would distribute 30% of settlement funds to municipalities and just 15% for the state, while the remaining 55% would be used to establish a statewide opioid research and education foundation.