Ohio officials agree on plan to split any opioid settlements


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Local officials representing nearly 85% of Ohio’s residents have agreed to a plan to share any money brought in from settlements with companies over the toll of opioids.

Gov. Mike DeWine and Attorney General Dave Yost, both Republicans, announced acceptance of the plan on Wednesday. They said that the communities who have agreed to the plan cover 9.8 of the state’s 11.7 million residents. While some local and county governments did not vote, none voted against the plan, the officials said.