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Overdose Deaths

 In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Bill and Jackie Ayars, co-founders of the Emerald Jenny Foundation. You can read all about the Emerald Jenny Foundation, their mission, as well as the life and legacy of Jennifer Emerald Ayars, at https://www.emeraldjennyfoundation.org. You can follow the foundation on Twitter at @emeraldjennyfdn.

An increase in drug overdoses in recent days prompted the Columbus and Franklin County Public Health Departments to issue an “overdose advisory” Wednesday.   

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State officials will launch a campaign on Monday to educate the public about fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths. 

The CVS drug store chain will carry the heroin overdose antidote naloxone at its Ohio stores.

Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich  wants more state income tax cuts in a year that saw certain small-business taxes reduced to zero and across-the-board reductions statewide.

The Ohio Department of Health says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2013.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control says Ohio doctors prescribe painkillers at high rates.

A Westerville man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for giving a friend a deadly dose of heroin.