opioid crisis

Justin Herdman
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Justin Herdman was sworn in late last summer as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. He was previously in private law practice and an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University’s law school.  

Akron downtown
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 23:

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FIRSTENERGY

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 10:

Amer Othman Adi at his place of business in Youngstown
Congressman Tim Ryan's office

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, January 5:

photo of opioid pills and bottles
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

On the same day that the federal government released stats showing Ohio has the second-highest opioid death rate in the nation, the state’s children services’ agencies are saying their system is straining under the pressure of the deadly crisis.

There are more than 15,500 kids in foster care on any given day in Ohio. And Angela Sausser with the Public Children Services Association of Ohio said that’s likely to go to more than 20,000 by 2020.

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