October 26, 2021

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author J.D. Vance speaks on Ohio Senate run

(WKBN) – A candidate running in next year’s U.S. Senate race stopped in the Valley, speaking to WKBN. J.D. Vance is one of 13 Republicans looking to take over for Rob Portman.
October 26, 2021

‘Like we were hit by a tsunami’: Trumbull County official testifies in opioid trial how scourge struck her community

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Trumbull County’s top drug prevention official took the stand Tuesday in the nation’s first trial focused on pharmacies’ role in the opioid crisis and said the scourge that has devastated her community could get worse this year.
October 26, 2021

When juror misconduct doesn’t matter: opioid MDL edition

(Reuters) - Last Thursday, an unnamed juror committed grave misconduct in the ongoing bellwether trial by two Ohio counties accusing retail pharmacies of exacerbating the opioid crisis.
October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021

Ohio police say man bit medic, struggled with officers during overdose call

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police say a suspect bit an EMT and struggled with a Warren officer who was responding to an overdose call.
October 25, 2021

Walmart, CVS Seek Opioid Mistrial After Juror Does Own Research

Pharmacies seek to derail bellwether trial over misconduct. Counties say one juror didn’t ‘taint’ 12 other jury members.
October 22, 2021

A proposed Biden drug policy could widen racial disparities, civil rights groups warn

A coalition of nearly 100 civil rights and criminal justice reform groups is protesting a Biden administration proposal that would potentially stiffen prison sentences for certain synthetic opioids, warning that it will exacerbate racial disparities already in the system.
October 21, 2021

University Hospitals hosting ‘Drug Take-Back Day’ Oct. 23

Multiple locations throughout system collecting unused prescription, over-the-counter medications