DeWine Encouraged By Talks About Dividing Ohio's Possible Opioid Settlements

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine handles a box of Narcan during a news conference on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Cincinnati. JOHN MINCHILLO / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gov. Mike DeWine says he is cautiously satisfied with the terms of a potential massive settlement against drug companies and distributors who have been accused of enabling the opioid crisis.

Dozens of Ohio local government leaders gathered privately in Columbus last Tuesday to discuss how to divide millions of dollars from a prospective settlement. An agreement between the state and local officials would be the first of its kind across the U.S.