Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Officials Stress Schools’ Role In Fighting Heroin
Ohio’s governor and attorney general are stressing the role schools and educators can play in fighting the state’s epidemic of heroin abuse.
Gov. John Kasich calls the drug problem a poison threatening the essence of the culture. Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state cannot solve the problem by law enforcement action alone.
Kasich and DeWine promoted the state’s “Start Talking” anti-drug addiction program Tuesday during a visit to Worthington-Kilbourne High School.
The program emphasizes the importance of parents, teachers and others talking to children about staying off drugs as a way of lessening the chances that they will become addicted.
The most recent state Health Department data show that a record number of Ohioans died of heroin-related overdoses in 2012.