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'I could feel his heartbeat get fainter...' Opioid overdose crisis hit Columbus mom's heart

Jack Shuler is the author of "This is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Front Lines of a New America" and is a Denison University journalism professor who writes for The Reporting Project, which makes its content available free to news organizations. When Debbie Willis picked up the phone early on a Saturday morning in July 2019, she learned that her son Caleb, 29, was being rushed to the hospital — he had overdosed on a pill...
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CMHA facing class-action lawsuit on behalf of Section 8 tenants and landlords

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — After a series of ABC 6 On Your Side Problem Solvers investigations into the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, CMHA and its third-party vendor CGI are subject to a class-action lawsuit filed within Franklin County Common Pleas Court. The plaintiff, Highpoint Asset Management, claims the housing...
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Ohio man charged for second 1990’s cold case murder

NEWARK, Ohio (WCMH) — An Ohio man charged last week in a 30-year-old cold case murder in Franklin County has now been charged in an additional 26-year-old cold case murder in Licking County. NBC4 learned that Robert Edwards, 67, has now been officially charged for the murder of Michelle Dawson-Pass, whose body was found on […]
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Adopt Elroy or any other dog for the price of a dog license

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – During the Clear the Shelters event all week long, the goal is to get as many dogs adopted or in sleepover homes as possible. This week’s featured four-legged friend is “Elroy.” This 9.5-year-old is mostly brown with white paws. There are times when his coloring looks gray depending on the lighting. The pit-mixed breed has a bit of spunk to him and wants to be part of the conversation. OK, he wants the attention.
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91-year-old Franklin County man found safe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — UPDATE: Columbus police said a missing 91-year-old man has been found safe. David Levenson, 91, was last seen driving away from his home on Parkcove Drive on the northeast side around 1 p.m. Wednesday. He was driving a gray 2021 Honda Civic with Ohio license...
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Food Truck Festival, House of the Dragon, Wrong Place Wrong Time

50 food trucks line the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard for the Columbus Food Truck Festival this weekend. The festival features live music and provides a great backdrop for an otherwise impossible culinary road trip around the world. Looking for more food and fun?. 10 for $10 Wine Tasting at...
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Drug overdose deaths spike in Franklin County

Data: Franklin County Coroner's Office; Chart: Nicki Camberg/AxiosFranklin County drug overdose deaths spiked for a second year in a row, an increase largely driven by an influx of fentanyl.The powerful opioid accounted for 89% of last year's 825 deaths, per the latest county coroner's report.Why it matters: U.S. overdose deaths have been rising for years and the pandemic exacerbated the problem, with lockdowns initially making it harder to access treatment.Now secondary consequences, including depression and economic stressors, continue to have an impact.The big picture: Over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2021 — more than any...
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