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Students gathered in front of the Ross County Courthouse.
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Early Friday morning, kids streamed up Park Street in downtown Chilicothe. Places like this have borne the brunt of Ohio’s opioid crisis—the Ross County seat saw nine overdoses and five suspected overdose deaths in just the first week of this month.

Teens from around the state gathered in Columbus for the We Are The Majority rally against drug use.
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Thousands of teenagers from around the state gathered in Columbus for a rally against drug use as part of the "We Are The Majority" rally.

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks during the Ohio State of the State address in the Fritsche Theater at Otterbein University in Westerville, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
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Gov. John Kasich is celebrating a $500,000 donation from Pfizer as a major boost to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

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Columbus Public Health is holding an event today providing the basics of drug addiction in the African American community.

Minorities are 13 times more likely to use drugs more than Caucasians, according to the American Addiction Centers.

Today on All Sides, drugs in the African American community, exercise and age and more.

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Attorney General Mike DeWine’s insurer task force on opioid reduction has released a set of 15 recommendations, but the list sticks to broad concepts rather than digging into specifics.

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Ohio State’s College of Social Work announced that it has received a $3 million grant to fight substance abuse in the state. 

Gov. John Kasich delivers the State of the State speech in Sandusky on April 4, 2017.
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Budget, taxes, education, drugs - Gov. John Kasich covered a lot of ground in his State of the State speech in Sandusky. 

Faced with a huge and deadly opioid crisis that’s killing eight people a day in Ohio, Kasich proposed some new money toward the battle – from the state fund best known for backing high-tech ideas.

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Nine rural counties in Ohio have been awarded funds to help prevent underage drinking and reduce the misuse of prescription drugs among young people.