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The Valley's Opioid Crisis


Boardman woman faces charges after May OD

October 12th, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Boardman woman faces charges after May OD

Report: Toddler overdosed, had oxycodone in bloodstream

October 12th, 2017 at 12:02 AM

Boardman firefighters revived a child who suffered an overdose from oxycodone.

Other Ohio communities offer insight into what works in fighting opioid epidemic

October 8th, 2017 at 12:05 AM

Mahoning Valley media partner to address opioid-addiction scourge

Vindy, other media seek solutions to opioid crisis

October 1st, 2017 at 12:01 AM

If you need help, call 211, a 24/7 line that offers information, referrals and a crisis hotline. Help finder is available at Help Network of Northeast Ohio’s website, helpnetworkneo.org. For help from a crisis text line, text 4hope to 741741.

Doctors prescribing opiates less, but Trumbull and Mahoning still above state average

June 26th, 2017 at 12:05 AM

Doctors prescribing opiates less, but Trumbull and Mahoning still above state average

Valley residents’ drug addiction started with legally-prescribed opiates

June 25th, 2017 at 12:05 AM

Valley residents recovering from drug addiction reflect on role of painkillers

Heroin diaries: Stories are stranger than fiction

June 11th, 2017 at 12:10 AM

Whether the story I’ve been hearing from cops on the beat is true or not, I don’t know. But like all good stories, it probably has a kernel of truth, and in this spring and now summer of heroin, it has become popular. It goes like this:

Valley cops trace opiates to NY, Detroit, Mexico

June 11th, 2017 at 12:01 AM

A police officer at a house on the 200 block of East Judson Avenue on Youngstown's South Side field tests a suspected bag of fentanyl. The bag tested positive. Much of the illicit drugs entering Youngstown come from New York, police say.

Hackett gets life without parole for stabbing death

June 10th, 2017 at 12:05 AM

Connie Carpenter wanted a judge to know Friday, just before he sentenced the man convicted of killing her daughter to life in prison without parole, that her daughter’s life was more than what was portrayed at trial.

Prosecutors rest case in Cosby trial

June 10th, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. Prosecutors wrapped up their case against Bill Cosby on

Brothers see man thrown out of car, call 911, try to help

June 3rd, 2017 at 12:02 AM

Man was having a heroin overdose

YPD handles two overdose calls within 90 minutes

May 27th, 2017 at 12:05 AM

Both revived with Narcan

Kasich administration touts Ohio’s ‘comprehensive and aggressive’ response to opioid crisis

May 25th, 2017 at 12:05 AM

Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team highlights successes, challenges

2 OD victims charged for drug incidents

May 23rd, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Boardman police arrest two people in connection with drug overdoses

Valley first responders consider extra safety measures for dealing with drugs

May 18th, 2017 at 12:10 AM

Escalating opioid crisis poses danger for first responders

Photo Galleries

Where Drugs Come From

June 11th, 2017 at 12:01 AM



By William D. Lewis | July 15th, 2017 at 11:09 PM

Dawn Wrask, a paramedic and clinical coordinator for AMR Ambulance in Youngstown talks about the drug Narcan used to revive overdose victims.

Where Drugs Come From

By Nikos Frazier | June 11th, 2017 at 12:01 AM

Opioid epidemic

| May 24th, 2017 at 05:20 PM

Members of Gov. John Kasich's cabinet and the Ohio State Highway Patrol discussed the opioid epidemic and new rules for acute pain prescriptions.

Precautions when responding to OD's

| May 19th, 2017 at 02:34 PM

Robin Lees and Jack Nichols discuss the precautions used when responding to drug overdoses.

Law enforcement on the opioid epidemic

| May 19th, 2017 at 02:32 PM

Robin Lees and Jack Nichols discuss the opioid epidemic and crimes associated with drugs.

Rescue Mission Land Blessing

By Robert K. Yosay | May 18th, 2017 at 03:35 PM

Now that a ground blessing has taken place, Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley officials are looking forward to a ground breaking. Rescue Mission staff and board members, along with city officials and supporters, gathered Thursday at the site of a planned facility to replace the current headquarters on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The 17.5-acre site was blessed by a prayer, and officials unveiled the design of the 50,000-square-foot building that will be constructed at the corner of East Delason Avenue and Erie Street on the city’s South Side.


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