overdose Kirkersville Police Chief Died Of Fentanyl Overdose By Associated Press • Jul 13, 2018 Debbie Holmes / WOSU An autopsy shows the Kirkersville police chief fatally overdosed on the powerful opioid fentanyl. Rash Of Overdoses Reported In Central Ohio Jail And Halfway House By Steve Brown • Apr 10, 2017 Charles Williams / FLICKR First responders say a total of 12 people in local halfway houses and jails had to be treated for suspected drug overdoses between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. Overdose Survivors Charged With "Inducing Panic" In Washington Court House By Clare Roth • Mar 8, 2017 Washington Court House Police While many Ohio municipalities are working to decriminalize opioid addiction, the city of Washington Court House in Fayette County has a different - and more dramatic - approach. Thousands Of Ohio Pharmacies Now Offer Naloxone Without Prescriptions By Esther Honig • Oct 19, 2016 Wikipedia / WOSU More than 1,340 pharmacies across Ohio are now able to distribute Naloxone - a drug that can reverse a heroin overdose - without a prescription. The change is thanks to a law enacted in 2015 by Governor John Kasich. Listen Listening... / 0:56 Heroin Found In Ohio Was Mixed With Elephant Sedative By The Associated Press Ohio • Sep 2, 2016 Cincinnati-area authorities say lab tests confirm that heroin seized in a recent arrest was mixed with a powerful tranquilizer for elephants. Cincinnati Sees Estimated 78 Heroin Overdoses In 2 Days By Associated Press • Aug 26, 2016 Wikimedia Commons CINCINNATI (AP) - Police in Cincinnati are asking for the public's help in finding the source of the suspected heroin behind an estimated 78 overdoses in two days this week. Man Arrested Following 10 Opiate Overdoses, 2 Deaths By Olivia Miltner • Jul 11, 2016 Craig Zirpolo via Flickr / VCU CNS One man is in police custody today in connection with 10 opiate overdoses that police officers and firefighters responded to in Columbus on Sunday. Coroner: More Fentanyl Deaths Than Heroin In Ohio County By The Associated Press Ohio • Apr 26, 2016 Flickr / Creative Commons The coroner in southwest Ohio's largest county says overdose deaths from the powerful painkiller fentanyl have overtaken heroin deaths. Overdose Antidote Used More Than 12,000 Times In Ohio Last Year By The Associated Press Ohio • Jan 22, 2016 Wikipedia Ohio Department of Public Safety records indicate a drug overdose antidote that can help save addicts on the brink of death was administered more than 12,600 times around the state last year. Fatal Overdoses From Heroin Substitute On The Rise In Ohio County By The Associated Press • Mar 12, 2015 Flickr.com / Flickr The coroner in Ohio’s largest county is seeing a rise in deaths from the powerful painkiller fentanyl.