New book shows what’s happening in Ohio with drugs, homelessness


Energize Clinton County co-founder Mark Rembert’s name is found several times in the endnotes of the new book “This is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Front Lines of a New America”. That’s because Rembert is a co-author of the 2017 report titled Taking Measure of Ohio’s Opioid Crisis, released by researchers with the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University.

“This is Ohio”, written by Denison University’s Narrative Journalism Chair Jack Shuler, cites findings in the Rembert report. In one instance Shuler writes: “Research confirms that the overdose crisis has indeed hit low-income communities harder than well-off ones.