Clinton County mulling ‘One Ohio’ for potential opioid settlement dollars

Clinton County Commissioners President Kerry Steed looks over the suggested regional breakdown of Ohio counties in the “One Ohio” proposal.

WILMINGTON — Clinton County commissioners have until Friday to decide whether to drop their lawsuit against much of the prescription opioid industry and instead join with other local Ohio governments to group-negotiate a potential settlement.

Clinton County Commissioners President Kerry R. Steed said Monday the State of Ohio believes political jurisdictions will be stronger together than individually, and so the State is making a case to bundle together individual lawsuits around Ohio.