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City approves $500K opioid deal

Settlement could rise to $709K

WARREN — City council on Tuesday agreed to accept $500,000 as part of a multistate opioid lawsuit settlement that initially will provide about $4.5 million to Ohio.

However, Warren’s share can increase to $709,096 if other conditions of the agreement are met over the course of the next 18 years.

Other communities in the Mahoning Valley also are eligible to receive money from the court settlement, including Trumbull County, which could receive nearly $2.9 million; Youngstown, which could receive more than $811,000; and Mahoning County, which would receive $2.3 million, according to documents provided by Warren Law Director Enzo Cantalamessa.

Most of the money will be used to fight the opioid epidemic. Specific uses of the money have not been identified but should be clarified as the details of the settlement are negotiated.

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