Heroin epidemic

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 ...