Butler County could get a whopping $47.5M to battle opioids. How will it be used?


BUTLER COUNTY — Butler County jurisdictions could split $47.5 million if the state of Ohio successfully settles a $1 billion lawsuit with the pharmaceutical industry over the opioid epidemic.

Gov. Mike DeWine and Attorney General Dave Yost are getting close to a deal with local governments to form a united front, dubbed One Ohio, for negotiating a massive settlement with the pharmaceutical industry over its role in the opioid crisis that has devastated the state.