Clinton County joins ‘One Ohio’ to pursue opioid settlement


WILMINGTON — Clinton County commissioners have voted to join “One Ohio” in pursuit of a settlement with prescription opioid companies.

The action means the county will join with other local Ohio governments to group-negotiate a potential settlement. The county’s alternative option was to keep pursuing its own lawsuit, filed in December 2017 in federal court against Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and other companies that manufactured or distributed opioid medications.