Amid Opioid Crisis, Many Ohio Kids Leave Their Homes


More than a quarter of the nearly 27,000 children who were removed from their homes last year in Ohio, many because of their parents’ opioid addiction, were placed in the care of relatives or other adults deemed “kinship” — coaches, teachers or family friends. From 2010 to 2018, the number of Ohio children placed in kinship homes increased by nearly 140 percent, with a nearly 50 percent surge from 2016 to 2018 alone, the new York Times reports. In Scioto County —