Ohio unites to push for settlement in opioid lawsuits


COLUMBUS — State and local leaders inked a deal to join forces to negotiate a settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors over their role in the opiate addiction crisis that has devastated the state, officials announced Wednesday.

“One Ohio” — a united front — is an effort led by Gov. Mike DeWine and Attorney General Dave Yost to leverage Ohio’s collective might against the drug industry.