Opioid settlement: Cincinnati council agrees to $3.8 million share over mayor's objections


The city of Cincinnati will join Ohio in a proposed settlement with three major pharmaceutical distributors for their role in the opioid epidemic, even though the mayor opposes the plan.

"It's a joke," Mayor John Cranley said Wednesday afternoon before city council opposed a resolution that let the city administration opt out of a $808 million settlement. The deal was negotiated chiefly by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.