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December 17, 2021

They didn't plan to be a family of 17. Then, the opioid crisis hit their community

When opioid addiction began to ravage Suzanne and Jesus Valle's Ohio community more than two decades ago, the husband and wife saw another crisis unfolding.
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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.
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July 1, 2021

NBC4 to air ‘What Every Family Should Know: Opioids in Ohio’

(WCMH) – NBC4 is proud to partner with Columbus RREACT (Rapid Response Emergency Addiction Crisis Team), DEA 360 and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to air the one-hour special “WHAT EVERY FAMILY SHOULD KNOW: Opioids in Ohio.”
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June 7, 2021

Ohio programs work to care for infants, mothers, affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF) -- Between June 1, 2020 and May 14, 2021 almost one thousand suspected cases of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) were reported to the Ohio Department of Health, and from the start of his administration, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has been working to help families who suffer from this affliction through the Governor’s Children’s Initiative.
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April 12, 2021

Opioids hit home in Columbus; 22-year-old dies of overdose

What You Need To Know: - Maya Earnest had a fun childhood, enjoyed Marvel movies with her family - She started running away as a teenager - She began taking opioids at 20 years old - Maya passed away at 22 years old due to heart failure after overdosing on opioids
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April 6, 2021

In-Depth: Northeast Ohio mother issues warning after Cuyahoga County reports surge in drug deaths

CLEVELAND — Cathy Lawley of Willoughby Hills said her life changed forever after losing her son, 31-year-old Michael Biellow to drugs on March 23, 2020.
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March 15, 2021

Lawmakers, Montgomery County leaders working to combat opioid epidemic

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Opioid deaths in Ohio are at a ten-year high, and experts in Montgomery County say the rise in stress, isolation and economic disruption may be attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.
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February 26, 2021

Governor DeWine announces foster care initiatives in executive budget proposal

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Friday detailed the foster care initiatives in his proposed executive budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
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