Clyde blasts opioid settlement proposal


Many of Ohio’s local governments appear satisfied with a proposal that would award them a 30% cut of the money from a potential settlement with the drug industry over the deadly opioid epidemic. However, one Portage County commissioner blasted state officials for keeping more money than the local governments facing costs related to addiction.

Based on a $1 billion settlement share for local governments and per-capital local opioid deaths, the state projects Franklin County would receive $52.6 million and Columbus would get $36.7 million to fight and treat opioid abuse.

Portage County local governments have potential settlements that vary widely — with $111 going to Charlestown, and $8.3 million going to Portage County.