Mike DeWine

January 8, 2023

Bexley women laud decriminalization of fentanyl strips

Gov. Mike DeWine signed a number of criminal justice changes into law Jan. 3, including the decriminalization of fentanyl test strips in a move that advocates say will be a powerful tool in preventing overdoses.
December 23, 2022

The dangers of fentanyl misinformation: Why the myth that police are overdosing by touching the drug keeps going

Experts say the myth overshadows the United States’ exploding fentanyl abuse crisis.
December 24, 2022

Medina County Job and Family Services' Ohio START program to begin certification process

MEDINA — With more than 30 cases completed, Medina County Job and Family Service’s Ohio START program is looking to begin the state’s certification process to help families that have experienced substance use disorder.
August 10, 2022

Drug policy reform group sues board responsible for spending half of Ohio's opioid settlement money

A drug policy reform group said the foundation set up by the state to spend more than $400 million in opioid settlement money on substance use treatment programs isn’t being transparent about how it will do that.
August 31, 2022

Ohio Overdose Awareness Day brings new website, resources to residents

What You Need To Know: State flags across Ohio, displayed at all state buildings and public institutions, are flying at half staff in honor of Ohio Overdose Awareness Day. Aug. 31 is recognized internationally as Overdose Awareness Day, and in Ohio this year RecoveryOhio is launching a new website to provide Ohioans with a simplified process to get naloxone. Ohio residents can visit Naloxone.Ohio.gov to get the medicine. Franklin County has multiple events today to raise awareness and offer fentanyl test strips, naloxone and Narcan to residents.
August 29, 2022

Governor Announces Second Annual Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, Launches New Naloxone Website

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio will observe the state’s second annual Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and begin recognition of September’s Recovery Month.
August 9, 2022

Lawsuits: Group deciding how to distribute millions in Ohio opioid settlement money violated open-meetings, public-records law

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board, set up to decide how distribute hundreds of millions of dollars of opioid settlement money, is refusing to divulge records or allow the public to attend meetings, according to lawsuits filed by a drug policy reform group.
July 20, 2022

National Opioid Settlement helps Ohio communities combat opioid epidemic

What You Need To Know: Gov. Mike DeWine became the first in the nation to sue opioid makers and drug distributors in 2017 for the role they're played in the opioid epidemic. DeWine won the lawsuit and received a settlement of more than $8.6 million. The money will go towards helping Ohio communities combat the opioid epidemic. Montgomery County, which had 566 overdose deaths in 2017, was one of those recipients.