Heroin epidemic

Tribune Chronicle / Renee Fox 
Warren city patrolman Dania Gillam has been with the department since 2013. He said he has given people Narcan to revive them from drug overdoses more than 30 times in the past year. Each time gives the user a chance to turn their life around, he said.

Strained, but empathetic

WARREN — The hundreds, if not thousands, of people revived from accidental drug overdoses in the last few years in the Mahoning Valley have received doses of Narcan from police officers. Local officers say they are spending much more time administering the life-saving drug while on the ...

Graphic by Paris Chrisopoulos / Tribune Chronicle

Searching for solutions to the opioid epidemic

Paramedics outside Columbus were attempting to revive a man from an overdose in July, but doses of naloxone, the overdose antidote, was having no effect. The man was not breathing and the rescue crews were running out of time. The scene was witnessed by a newspaper reporter who was part of a ...

County on track to surpass 2016 OD totals

WARREN —The Trumbull County coroner has confirmed 60 people in Trumbull County have died so far this year from an accidental drug overdose, and he suspects 50 more deaths he investigated are from the same cause, according to statistics released Thursday. Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk ruled ...

Fighting the heroin crisis together

WARREN — Three local reporters — the Tribune Chronicle’s Renee Fox and others from the Mahoning Valley, Jordyn Grzelewski and Lindsay McCoy — have worked aggressively in recent years exposing the death and destruction wrought by the heroin crisis, yet despite their dire warnings in ...

TAKE ACTION: Heroin Epidemic

Northeast Ohio news outlets will meet with local people Oct. 22-24 to hear your thoughts on solutions to the opioid epidemic in the Mahoning Valley. Youngstown Oct. 22: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown, 2105 Oak Hill Ave. Warren Oct. 23: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Warren YWCA, ...

Task force tracing heroin batch that killed 5

WARREN — A two-county drug enforcement task force is working with local police departments and the state’s crime labs in an attempt to identify the people responsible for bringing in a deadly batch of drugs believed to have caused five deaths and countless overdoses last week. “We are ...

NF police get $50,000 to combat opioid crisis

NEWTON FALLS — A $50,000 grant from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office will help the village police department in its effort to combat the increasing threat of opioids. Newton Falls was the only Trumbull County community to receive a portion of $3 million in grants. “We will ...

Limits on opioid prescriptions start

WARREN — Doctors and pharmacies are now limited to writing seven-day prescriptions with no refills to adults with non-chronic pain, a time period a local doctor says is plenty for most acute pain situations. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy enacted the rule changes in response to the ...