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Drug Overdose Deaths In Franklin County Up This Year

Preliminary reports from the Franklin County coroner say 254 people died of drug overdoses in the first six months of 2019, up 4 percent from the same period last year. 

75 percent of all overdose deaths were attributed to fentanyl.  African Americans accounted for 28 percent of deaths, and women comprised 31 percent. 

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.
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