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Health

One in five Ohio residents knows someone struggling with heroin addiction. Heroin and other opioids kill at least 23 people in Ohio every week.

Fatal drug overdoses remain the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio, above car crashes — a trend that began in 2007.

The number of heroin and other opioid related deaths, tracked by the Lucas County coroner’s office representing 19 counties in Northwest Ohio and two counties in Southeastern Michigan, has increased from eight in 2010 to 414 in 2017. Nationally, opioids were involved in 42,249 deaths in 2016.

How many times in life do you see something happening, someone in need and decide to help? 

For Michael Horvath, an engineer at Dana Corporation, and his wife, Shawna, a teacher at Scott High School, seeing a post by Mike Rowe, the former host of “Dirty Jobs” changed their lives and started a local ministry.

Last week, I got a call from one of our Neighborhood Watch members reporting he received a phone call from someone purporting to be from the Social Security Administration. He did exactly the right thing by hanging up without giving any personal information.

This seems to be another twist to the Internal Revenue phone scam in which the caller threatens to swear out a warrant for the call recipient’s arrest unless he or she pays in full money that is supposedly owed in back taxes.

 

Universal Income

What do you think of presidential candidate Andrew Yang's proposal for a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for every adult?
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