Amidst pandemic, Ohio sees record overdose deaths


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – “He was doing well, and then it happened, and we didn’t find out for three days.”

Those are the words of a broken-hearted mother. Paula Novak lost her son Taylor to an opioid overdose when he was just 23-years-old.

“It just took hold, and it didn’t let go,” she said.

Taylor was a North Olmsted High School hockey player, an avid reader, and extremely social.