Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz Franklin County Coroner Says Homicides Surged In 2020 By Alison Holm • Feb 18, 2021 The Franklin County Coronor says there was a dramatic increase in the number of homicides in the first nine months of 2020, and the victims were disproportionately young Black men. Coroner: Local Youth Suicide Rate Increasing By Alison Holm & Jim Letizia • Oct 28, 2020 webmd.com The Franklin County Coronor's office says young people accounted for a larger percentage of suicides in the first six months of 2020. County Drug Overdose Deaths Up 73% In First Half Of 2020 By Alison Holm • Oct 14, 2020 Franklin County coroner Doctor Anahi Ortiz says fatal overdoses jumped 73% in the first half of 2020, with 437 deaths. $3.9 Million Grant Boosts Franklin County's Opiate Overdose Prevention and Response Efforts By Mike Foley • Sep 3, 2019 Franklin County Public Health has received a three-year federal grant to enhance and accelerate the community's effort to fight the opiate crisis. Six Drug Overdose Deaths In 13-Hour Period In Franklin County Monday By Alison Holm • Jul 9, 2019 The Franklin County Cornor's office says six drug overdose deaths were reported Monday, following three reported over the weekend. Five New Overdose Deaths Makes 18 In One Week By Alison Holm • Sep 5, 2018 The Franklin County Coroner is reporting five overdose deaths in the past 24 hours. The deaths are on top of at least 13 others in the past week. Franklin County Drug Overdose Deaths So Far This Year Exceed Last Year's Total By Associated Press • Dec 21, 2017 coroner.franklincountyohio.gov The Franklin County Coroner's office says 383 people died of drug overdoses during the first nine months of the year. Franklin County Coroner, Prosecutor Seek More Money To Handle Opioid Cases By Jim Letizia • Nov 10, 2017 cnn.com The Franklin County coroner's office is asking county commissioners to approve an additional 500 thousand dollars in it's budge next year. Franklin County On Pace To Surpass Opioid Overdose Totals From 2016 By Mike Foley • Sep 13, 2017 youtube.com Preliminary figures on opioid overdose deaths this year show Franklin County is on pace to surpass last year's numbers. More Drug Overdoses In Franklin County This Year By Associated Press • Jun 21, 2017 youtube.com The Franklin County coroner says overdose deaths blamed largely on opioids are spiking. Local Health Officials Meet To Try And Combat Opioid Crisis By Mike Foley • Mar 23, 2017 Franklin County officials Wednesday hosted a summit on the opiate crisis, which shows no signs of letting up in central Ohio or elsewhere. More Than Four-Dozen People In Franklin County Died Of Fentanyl Overdoses In January And February By Jim Letizia • Mar 18, 2017 coroner.franklincountyohio.gov The Franklin County Coroner's office blames nearly four-dozen deaths over the past month on fentanyl overdoses. Franklin County On Pace To Surpass Last Year's Opioid Overdose Death Total By Jim Letizia • Feb 2, 2017 cnn.com The Franklin County coroner's office reports 244 people died of drug overdoses during the first nine months of 2016. County Coroner Announces New Anti-Opiate Effort By Jim Letizia • Aug 4, 2016 linkedin Multiple overdose deaths in one day last month in Columbus were caused by a mixture of heroin and Carfentanyl, a powerful large animal tranquilizer.